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

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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

Sunday, 18 January 2015

London's rapidly changing skyline (September 2005)

City of London late September 2005

It is easy to forget how quickly London's skyline is changing. This photo was taken only eight and half years ago (September 2005) yet the same scene looks completely different today. Then the two dominant buildings were the NatWest tower and the recently built Gherkin. They stood distinct uncluttered by any other neighbouring buildings. Today that has totally changed with the Shard at London Bridge easily, for the moment, the most dominant building, while the Gherkin is now hemmed in with other buildings and no longer its old distinct self as it is more difficult to find a clear view of its bulbous shape.

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