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By Hop-A-Long  
Don't worry folks, I'm fine, I've come back from the planet drivel. I have to thank Moira ( mrswoolybill ) for pointing out the problem, it was tea withdrawal and after a few cups I was back in the land of the sane. Talking Swans, what was I thinking, hahaha, as if there is such things, it was a Mallard, fancy getting that wrong.
Anyway, no story tonight, "Boooooo" I hear you say, or was that a "Yaaaaaay". I am currently watching the very exciting Mosconi Cup and hoping Europe become victors. What a time for sport at the minute, everythings on that I watch, pool, cricket, boxing and the darts are starting in a few days, I won't have a clue which one to watch first. Thank goodness for Sky+.Grin

Okay, tonight's upload is a little different for me and of the new building in London called the Shard, or nicknamed it, not quite sure of that one. I was down on the riverbank whilst the tide was out and I couldn't help but photograph the wooden structures that are along the shoreline, I then spotted this shot with an old, rather large shard of timber in the foreground and the new, just a tad larger shard in the background. Neither of which I would like in my finger, I hasten to add.
My thoughts were how the old timber structure is slowly decaying in the shadow of a structure that is being born and from materials that should outlast the timber by years, but will it?

I hope you like it, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: London Building Architecture Decay Construction Splinter

Voters: Badgerfred, Jocelia, AnneWorner and 20 more

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AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Dec 2012 12:50AM
All this building up, building higher, and tearing down. Maybe some things need to be torn down, but there are things I miss that have gone from our downtown in Bergen.

That's an interesting structure in the foreground, and it's got character.

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Dec 2012 12:52AM
Great composition choice-- and an interesting combination!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Dec 2012 12:54AM
Great shot, I love the way they are juxtaposed!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Dec 2012 4:30AM
As has been said already, the juxtaposition works really well. My bet is for the old wooden structure to out-live the new!! I doubt any modern ones will last as long as most of the old. I'm probably a bit crotchety as I hate being wide awake at this hour of the night! Tongue

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 4:59AM
A great narrative that accompanies this photo Smile I think the new structure will be impresiive when completed !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Dec 2012 6:17AM
An excellent pov, Andy, well spotted and captured. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:01AM

Quote:Great composition choice-- and an interesting combination!

I agree, Ken
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:12AM
The Odd Couple comes to mind. Creating a link between two unlikely partners.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 7:37AM
I like this. And I can't help thinking that the old wooden post will outlive the Shard. Excellent selection of pov.

Speaking of which, I have seen the building twice but only in February/March when it was shrouded in low rainclouds. Doesn't look that way in the publicity shots Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Dec 2012 7:49AM
Always good to see a new slant on this building Tongue, nicely found viewpoint, Andy, and very well juxtaposed.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 9:25AM
I was quite happy just reading your rather amusing pre-narrative Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Dec 2012 10:27AM
Very well seen and positioned. Think I prefer the splinter. Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 3:10PM
Great pov Andy - and good juxtaposition.
15 Dec 2012 11:34PM
Where is my night time storySad still great capture, will be looking for your next story..LinWink
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
16 Dec 2012 2:34PM
Beautiful juxtaposition and a fine composition Andy.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
16 Dec 2012 2:44PM
An imaginative Andy--- and it works.

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