It is not often that anyone gives you the opportunity to decide where you’d like to be held captive. But if it could be any place at all, the National Theatre would be my prison of choice.
Think only of what fellow inmates would keep me company!
Designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, the National Theatre building stands next to Waterloo Bridge on the South Bank of the Thames.
During the day the building’s facade is rather severe, as is the case with much of ’60s architecture. But at night… well, you can see for yourself.
I often find myself literally captivated when trying to navigate the Southbank – the National Theatre, the BFI, the Southbank Centre etc, all those big facades, hidden entrances, and walkways at funny angles. I swear the planners set out deliberately to confuse me! I agree, though, that the NT looks great at night.
I know that feeling, and yet I do love the Southbank and the NT being there with the BFI next door is a big part of it. Getting lost every now and then sounds like a great idea. 🙂
Captivated ! Love this photo.
Thank you, Lala. It is one of my favourite cityscapes. That glaring dome in the distance: St Paul’s Cathedral.
Captivating cityscape, astonishing!
One of my favourites of London. 🙂
Lovely photograph. Have never spent time in London, my yearly visit to my cousin takes me to Norwich.
Today I’d like to be locked in a 4 star Hotel with room service and a maid.
That sounds like a luxurious way to spend the day 🙂
or a week or two. 😉