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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

London photo of the day: the BT through the trees

BT Tower

The BT Tower as seen from Tottenham Court Road.


  • LaSargenta

    This was from last winter? Or the trees are dead.

  • This was taken the other day. I don’t know what the deal is with these kinds of trees, if they’ve been pruned to within an inch of their lives or something, but they’re all over London.

  • London Plane Trees, the bark absorbs the pollution and then sheds. Usually in May they distribute this fine fluffy pollen everywhere and then erupt into green but how cold it is this spring, things are not acting normally.

    Also, the BT Tower looks a bit like a sonic screwdriver to me.

  • RogerBW

    To those of us who’ve been here for a while it will always be the Post Office Tower. (But then I’m old-fashioned enough not to approve of renaming things in general.)

  • Isobel_A

    Not dead, just late (and pollarded, which makes them a bit later anyway). The trees seem about 4 – 6 weeks behind schedule this year, due to how cold it’s been.

  • althea

    So that’s it! I thought there was something wrong there.

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