The Shell Building on the South Bank

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Built in the early 60s - though I always think it fits better with London's brief 1930s flirtation with fascist architecture the most notable remnant of which is the London University Senate House - the Shell Centre is the London HQ of environmental evangelicals Royal Dutch Shell. When I first noticed this sculpture at the back of the building I assumed it was of a man drilling for oil. With a little bit of thought, of course, you realise that you don't drill for oil with the same sort of drills used to dig up roads. In fact it is called 'The Biker' and represents a man on a motorbike! Go to Next Image or Previous Image or LDN Gallery

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