Esoteric London

No. 243: St. Helen’s Place, EC3

Posted in Architectural, Food by esotericlondon on February 2, 2011

St. Helen’s Place, London, EC3. Photo © Roger Dean 2010

A Wally is British, particularly London, slang for a gherkin or pickled cucumber of the type found in fish and chip shops. R.D.

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  1. Fiona MK said, on February 3, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Marvellous picture! It makes me feel I’ve fallen in headlong and involved in both buildings.

    • esotericlondon said, on February 3, 2011 at 8:11 am

      Thank you Fiona. Yes you are right I noticed a strange flattening of the depth of field from the angle I took the shot from, almost as if the buildings had merged. Roger

  2. Jo Hall said, on February 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Love this pic – old and new at it’s best – you’ll have to think about shards/sherds etc next. The husband of a friend of mine works at Swiss Re and he tells us that a pane of glass fell out of its casing from the top of aforementioned gherkin – luckily it was at night, otherwise huge law suits all round. Wouldn’t get that from a solid Victorian edifice…..


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