My Love-Hate Relationship with London’s Skyline

Buildings with nicknames like the Gherkin and the Shard changed the face of London. I used to hate them.

London’s postmodern architecture includes 20 Fenchurch St. (the Walkie Talkie) on the left, the Leadenhall Building or Cheesegrater (center), and 30 St. Mary or the Gherkin (right). Photo by Frans Ruiter on Unsplash.



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Colleen Sehy

Writer, traveler & Anglophile ( Author of “Finding Shakespeare in America” (2020) and Eating British in America columnist at