Friday, September 28th 2012
I haven’t been out much this week, partly because of the weather – sunshine and showers, as the title says – and partly because I have been working at catching up on our trip to Glasgow. (For my latest effort see here.) I did go to meet Tigger from work today, even though she was on the late shift which means travelling in rush-hour conditions. While in the Borough, that outpost of London that grew up around the southern end of London Bridge when this was the only bridge and the only way into London from the south, if you discount the foul-mouthed ferry boatmen, I took the above photo.
From here you get a view of the Shard. If it were almost anything other than the Shard, I would say a good view but, in my opinion, you cannot have a good view of something bad. We were enjoying one of the moments of sunshine on a day of sunshine and showers and this provided a dramatic backdrop to the picture.
Now that the Shard has been glazed, it has been discovered that is is causing a hazard: sunlight reflecting off the sloping sides is dazzling drivers as they approach London Bridge.
We broke our journey, as we often do these days, at a branch of Caffè Nero near the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. Relaxing over coffee is a good way to unwind and to catch up with one another’s day.