The BT Tower in London is an interesting building to photograph, it’s the type of building which looks better further away than it does close up. I know that may sound a little strange, but when you’re standing at the foot of it looking up, it’s actually, well, a little dull. I guess it must be the colour, predominately grey, which is in keeping with the era from whence it came (the 60’s). However, when the tower forms part of a skyline or when it’s seen from across London, then the good old BT Tower looks quite cool, especially as there’s nothing else quite like it in our fair capital.
The top of the tower, the bit which bulges out, has a restaurant which rotates, however it’s no longer open to the public which is a shame…I’d love to get up there and get some photographs..
Now here’s an interesting fact (for the anorak’s amongst you), the tower didn’t appear on any maps until the mid 90’s as it was, can you believe it, secret, officially no less! Which is laughable as you can’t help but see all 623ft from most of central London…you just got to love the paranoid coldwar British government sometimes :)
When I photographed the tower for this joiner, I must have walked around the bliming thing three or four times before I decided on this angle…and even now I’m still not completely convinced it was the correct angle.
To view this joiner at it’s best, do the following
– Plug in headphones
– Hit the play button on the audio player below
– On the zoom.it window below click the icon in the bottom right hand corner (a square with a diagonal line through it)
– Sit back and enjoy the joiner as it was meant to be enjoyed!
Dimensions: 4.35m wide by 6.2m high (14.5ft x 20.67ft)
Photos used: 37
Song inspiration: Jethro Tull – Living In The Past