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Postcards from…The Shard

Panoramic views of London don’t come much better than from The Shard, and on my recent visit to the viewing platforms on floors 68 and 69 I was lucky enough to have a clear day with superb views of the city.

As a fan of sweeping, panoramic views of any city, I’ve visited my fair share of viewing platforms. But The Shard has to be one of, if not the, best looking building to offer them. And so, I of course grabbed a couple of postcards of this stunning, modern addition to the London skyline.

I actually managed to snap a photo like this postcard, but when I saw this in the gift shop I had to pick it up as it was the exact wow moment I’d had as I’d walked up to The Shard and stopped to look up. It really is an interesting piece of architecture!

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I love sunrises, sunsets and the general warm glow as the sun hovers near the horizon. Although there were a number of postcards on offer in the gift shop, I loved the colours of the sky in this one and the angle of the photo makes it look like The Shard is the focal point of the city. It feels a bit strange to me to see so little around The Shard, and so I had to pick this one up because of the different, calm view of London I so rarely see.Β DSC05270_

Although I live in the outskirts of London, I love visiting the centre and getting the real tourist feel that I used to get when I visited as a kid. And even though it might not take long to find myself in the middle of the city, I still love exploring it and finding new things!

Have you visited The Shard? Let me know what you thought! You can check out what I got up to here.Β 

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