City of Sound, a fine blog about cities and esthetics, ran a piece recently that mentioned the skyline of South London. No-one actually looks at the skyline of South London; it's just that the Google Maps imaging satellite took a particularly memorable view of it, as it cast a shadow on the River Thames. The satellite passed over at exactly the right moment to capture the nearby buildings in a lovely, undistorted fringe along the river.
(c)Google. Here's my screencap of it. City of Sound has its own.
While we're at it, here's Google Maps picture of the O2 Arena. On November 26th, 20,000 Zeppelin fans – or rather about 16,000 Zeppelin fans and some assorted VIPs – will be there watching the inordinately famous Zeppelin reunion.
(c)Google. Moral: If you don't have a ticket and you're planning to listen from outside, bring a boat.
And talking of boats: they offer such marvelous opportunities. Do take advantage of them. I was a Sex Pistols fan in 1977, Led Zeppelin having faded from my mind. If the mention of Zeppelin brings out violent thoughts of something like this and this in your nature, do that instead. I might even join you. (There's no chance I'll get an O2 ticket anyways.)