London from the rooftops

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London from the rooftops

London from the Rooftops is a project that was born eight years ago at the base of the now demolished chimney of Battersea Power Station.
James Burns has been documenting thousands of photos from London's rooftops over the years. He has spent al lot of time gaining access to some of London’s tallest office blocks and construction sites to get a view of the city that only a small few have seen.
He said: “The views fascinated me as they offered such a beautiful contrast to what was quite often a drab environment at a time when many post-war housing estates were overdue regeneration or simply being demolished.  Then one day in late 2006, whilst assisting on another photographer’s commission at Battersea Power Station, I found 20 minutes to grab my own shots and realised that the views themselves were a project I had to develop.”
He joined Wake Up London to showcase his work.

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