Why oh why oh why is ‘The Gherkin’ to the East and not the West?  If they’d built the bloody thing in the right place I could have got one more London icon into this shot and got it all off my chest in one fell swoop…..downright bloody annoying!…Anyway, I suppose we will just have to make do… London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, couple of big red double decker buses & a brace of Thames pleasure boats…Oh, and a Union Jack.

A pretty good hit rate for the one frame….Apart from the missing Gherkin, all we really need is a telephone box giving details of a fat blonde offering ‘French’ lessons and we’d have all the bases covered.


I do rather love Gherkins but I can never eat a full one….Half a Gherkin is enough.

All Images copyright Stuart Allan Hyde


  1. scillagrace

    Great shot! Love the b&w treatment with the red. Kind of like a dream…all jumbled icons with some obscure thing highlighted in color. My dreams are like that sometimes, anyway.


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Never tell a Londoner that their red double decker buses are obscure……They would immediately attempt to kill you…..
      I too have ‘pop’ colour dreams..mine are usually black and white with pop out greens and yellows…weird!


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