09 January 2011

If You Want Blood

The Docklands.
Hamburg, Germany.
January 2011.
Click here and here to see my previous
pictures of this building.

The Docklands is one of the coolest office buildings I've ever seen, seconded only by the Gherkin. Contrary to London though, Hamburg doesn't have a stunning skyline. There's quite a few new high rises being built in the City of London at the moment, such as 122 Leadenhall StreetBishopsgate Towerand Shard London Bridge.

I've always loved the view from the Tate Modern Restaurant. Along with the British Museum and the MoMA, the Tate has always been one of my three favourite museums. The turbine hall (the Tate used to be a power station) has been used to display the Unilever series for ten years now - the one that's amazed me the most was the Weather Project.

It's no secret I'm a huge fan of architecture and interior design, so for those of you who share this interest, here's a cool blog.

30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin.
London, UK.
August 2007.

Growing up in the south-west London house of an overpaid top manager, there's only two things you're ever going to be in your life. You're going to be someone who will favour money over anything - his family, his friends, his spare time, and ultimately, none of them will be left - or your family, your friends and your spare time will be your life. It is without any regrets that I've chosen to become the latter man, and traded my old TW10 postcode for a small flat in 22049, Hamburg.

Funny how some of us live it up
While others just survive
I know you do what you can
But all you ever do is time

(Johnny Clegg)

It's the curse of the working man
Givin' more and gettin' less
Doing everything he can
Cleaning up the mess

Have a great week!

- Dom


T. Becque said...

I was already dreading Monday and now even more so after reading those last lines! :) The photo is spectacular.

rockmetoharmony said...

Haha thanks :p actually it's from kill bill, and the first time i saw the movie few years ago, i just thought that it was one of those "touchés", if you know what i mean.
love these pics, btw!

Dominic Doherty said...

T.: I love the weekend most, too! :-)
Thanks! Glad you like the picture.

Moa: I haven't seen that movie in ages... and I do believe I know what you mean. Thank you very much.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

wow really cool this building, thank you for posting

see you

Dominic Doherty said...


windy said...

Great building, lovely picture.
If you want blood - great AC/DC live album IIRC - I think my wife has it, will have to get it out and give it a play ;-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks a lot, Ian!
If I ever find a girlfriend who listens to rock music, I'll be more than happy. :-) It's not easy nowadays.

Brooke said...

this is a beautiful blog post. i quite enjoyed the gherkin myself because i had NEVER seen anything remotely like it before. london is quite a strange city. the fact that 21st century architecture can be found sitting next to buildings from the victorian age... the city is like a beautiful scrapbook of human creation.

the blog you linked to gave me some awesome ideas for my current living place :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Awww... thank you very much Brooke! :-)

That's exactly how I feel about the place. It's a great mix of old and new.

Babzy said...

great shot !!!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks! :-)

Anonymous said...

die fotos sind klasse ...
der prozess des sich ablösens kann schmerzhaft und langwierig sein ...

Dominic Doherty said...

Was sein muss, muss sein.

AB said...

The Hamburg shot looks very futuristic.

Dominic Doherty said...

Glad you like it!