Wednesday 4 July 2012: Embankment at night
London embankment just as dusk gives way to darkness. We'd been to the Royal Geographic Society to celebrate Nigel Winser's 6oth birthday. Nigel, executive vice president of Earthwatch, used to be deputy director of the RGS and still knows many geographers and explorers. There were an awful lot of people there at the South Kensington HQ. That's because he's such a nice man. I should have taken his photograph but settled for a view over the Thames on our way back to the train.
As the comment below mentions, the building with the clock is Shell-Mex house, finished in 1931, the same year as the Empire State Building - both in the Art Deco style. On the right is the Savoy Hotel where Monet stayed on three separate occasions when he painted his canvasses of Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.