London, Tower Bridge mono
Oil on Canvas
H 76cm x W 101cm
Tower Bridge plays a large part in my life. Upon first moving to London, one of the first places I worked 6 years ago was Landmark’s Serviced Offices (which to this day is home) in Royal Mint Court opposite the Tower of London overlooking Tower Bridge. Always changing throughout the seasons but forever constant I walk over Tower Bridge along the river on the way home to London Bridge Station. Many times over the last 6 years when friends and family come to visit Tower Bridge is one of the Landmarks I take them to for the realisation of being in London. I take them through London Dungeons, along the river seen here, over the bridge, through the Tower of London and finish with a bat ride down the river to Westminster/London Eye
The tower is 98.6 metres (323 ft) tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a fluted brick square shaft, 12 metres (39 ft) wide on each side and 50 metres (160 ft) tall, above which is a loggia surrounding the belfry housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show the Lion of St. Mark and the female representation of Venice (la Giustizia: Justice). The tower is capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel The campanile reached its present form in 1514. The current tower was reconstructed in its present form in 1912 after the collapse of 1902. On the far side of the Piazzetta is the side wall of the Doge's Palace and the Libreria seen from the Lagoon.
London - Multiple