While I was in London I decided to have a closer look at the 30 St Mary Axe building, also known as “Gherkin building”. I have seen it on photos and on TV before, I was curious how it looks in reality. I must say I liked it. It is very unusual to see such rounded forms in the middle of the city, and even the fact that it is surrounded by other, relatively low buildings did not spoil the overall impression. I was lucky to have some sunshine, which resulted in a all kinds of reflections of the buildings around in the Gherkin building itself, as well as the reflection of the Gherkin building in the surrounding buildings. Unfortunately, for security reasons, I was not allowed to go into the building; real pity. I would have liked to see that.