Bill Gilliam, co-chair of CoL&CPS, and Alan Ainsworth worked together to produce an excellent mix of architectural history and photographic opportunities for the club walkabout on Tuesday, August 6th. Starting at Cannon Street, we looked first at the station itself and heard something of its history, before moving on to consider the merits of 30 Cannon Street - apparently best viewed on weekend mornings to catch the sun on its east-facing apex. We paused to take in the significance of St Stephen Wallbrook (with its altar by Henry Moore) and took the lift to the roof terrace of 1 Poultry. We moved on past St Mary Woolnoth, up Lombard Street with views of the Shard from the side streets and to Eastcheap, passing several buildings by Richard Rogers, finishing at the Heron Tower.
Many thanks to Bill and Alan for all the interesting facts, photo ops, and the exhausting but exhilarating pace! Ful details of the route, with Bill's notes, are available from Susi email@example.com and don't forget to sort out your images for the review meeting on Tuesday, August 20th. More details to follow!