Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Skylines at Sky Garden

Sky Garden, a public indoor garden located on one of London’s largest Skyscrapers is available to visit for FREE. All you have to do is book your tickets HERE. Located at 20 Fenchurch Street (Aka the “Walkie Talkie”) or as some people call it, ‘the building that melts things’. Sky Garden allows you to have a 360 degree view of London.

(Photograph above taken from the Evening Standard. )

Some opinions floating around on the internet describe the experience as being in a large  cage. I personally didn’t feel this way, but the grid line architecture does tend to limit capturing large sections of London’s skyline in one photograph.

The garden is located on the 35th Floor of the building, and yes you do have to go through a small security check. But it’s simply put your bag on a conveyor belt and walk through a scanner, some websites have exaggerated it to be some tedious airport security check.

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Closest stations: Monument ,Bank, Tower Hill, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street.

The Garden incorporates Fenchurch Seafood Bar & Grill, Darwin Brasserie and Sky Pod Bar. My honest opinion is a meal is not worth having here, but a couple of drinks is a yes.

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8 years and now I’m finally here.

 

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After over 8 years since my failed Athens trip (The trip was cancelled because it was the first time it had snowed and they weren’t prepared for it on the runway.) I’ve finally made it to Athens. What started as being very bored in a lecture last week and ‘YOLOing’ a trip outside the UK actually materialised into something. Having done my Extended Project on Greek Myths and a historian at heart, I’m dying to see all the ruins.

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My travel photography blog is always written in past tense, so trying to write this here and now is a bit unfamiliar to me. I’m currently staying at Athens Gate hotel, which was recommended by trip advisor. It’s nothing fancy, but it does have a really nice rooftop view (Photograph above). The hotel is right in front of the temple of Zeus, and looking up at the Acropolis.

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My first impression of the city was… WHY IS THIS AIRPORT SO FAR AWAY. (Probably wasn’t, but I was just tired of sitting down on a flight.) But honestly, the city reminded me of Turkey (Or Istanbul since I’ve only been there in Turkey). I’ve noticed a drastic divide in Europe on the way buildings are designed. Athens has a lot of cemented buildings, almost looks 2nd world if I must say. I’m probably comparing it to the bricked buildings of London. Well it is dark here, so I can’t really say much about the city till tomorrow. Hopefully the day will be filled with a lot of exciting things to see. Good night!