Lens Artists Challenge #173 – Interesting Architecture

i have decided to stay nearer home for this post, and show some old, some new, and images with a mix of both.

London is full of old architecture and new. Here, we see an old church, daating from the 12th century and bombed in the blitz of 1941. The ruins have been maintained, and office workers eat their lunch in these peaceful surroundings:

From the banks of the Thames, the skyline is filled with buildings old and new, as here:

and here


Nearer home, I came across this early 20th-century country villa, in the midst of a lovely woodland garden not far from Esher in Surrey. It is a masterpiece of Modernist design, now owned by the National Trust. I was fortunate to see the garden in a blaze of autumn colour one year:

Linked to Lens Artists at Tinas here

26 comments

  1. In a group of nice shots, I particularly enjoy the one of the London Eye.

  2. I am inspired. I still don’t have my camera fixed but I will trawl through my files and post a few old photos of local bridges – if that’s all right.

  3. I love the sunset shot! London has such a mixture of old and new architecture.

  4. Some fond memories of London, and a Modernist house I would dearly love to own!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Good selection Sue. Love the Eye 😀

  6. Terrific variety in the one Sue – proof that one doesn’t need to go far from home to find interest! I loved the old church. You mentioned that it was bombed out. Has it not actually been repaired at all? It looks so very peaceful. And your sunset shot of the eye is really beautiful.

    • Sue

      Thanks, Tina. Apropos that church, the City of London website has this to say: “The Church was again severely damaged in the Blitz of 1941. Wren’s tower and steeple survived the bombing. During the re-organisation of the Anglican Church after World war II it was decided not to rebuild St Dunstan’s. In 1967 the City of London decided to turn the remains into a public garden, which opened in 1970.”

  7. You found some cool architecture for this challenge. 😀 😀

  8. You couldn’t have selected a more elegant, interesting city fir this challenge! Love the old and the new!!

  9. Now you made me long for old England and London again, Sue! Excellent examples, and yes, totally love the Eye.

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