Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Thursday, 2 March 2017

London's continuously changing skyline – 2017 v 2005

 Around the Elephant a new group of high rise towers developing – 
a counterpoint to the City and Canary Wharf 
(2nd March 2017)

London's skyline has recently been changing with dramatic speed as these comparisons with 2005 (see below) show. The biggest changes have been in the City, around London Bridge – notably with the Shard, and most recently around the Elephant/towards Blackfriars. 

 Late sunshine on the Shard with
Dawson Heights in foreground
(above and below)


 Another grouping of new towers between the City and Canary Wharf

Still constructing in the City – optimistic despite Brexit?
Dramatic changes since 2005 - see below

February 2017

London's skyline in 2005
September 2005
Back then the NatWest Building and the 
recently completed Gherkin 
were the two dominant City towers.
Now both are overshadowed by taller buildings 
Less of a change looking towards Canary Wharf 
– just a few more towers


Reflecting on a van in the front room .....


graham kent said...


I know you take and have taken photos abundantly down the years. I was wondering if you could post a few taken from the same spot over time - that would really show London's changing skyline.

Keep up the good work,


Jim Budd said...

Hi Graham. Thanks. Have posted a few from 2005 to give an idea. Will post a more comprehensive selection another time. Jim