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Watch This Beautiful Time-Lapse Of The Shard In London

12/12/2014 10:32 GMT | Updated 12/12/2014 10:59 GMT

Photographer and film-maker Richard Bentley decided that at long last it was about time he turned his lens on the city he loves.

His focus for this beautiful time-lapse was the Shard, the striking building that now dominates the London skyline and dominates the record books for being the tallest building in Western Europe.

Being both imposing and yet subtle is an incredible feat and yet it's something that Renzo Piano's building manages to accomplish.

Bentley's latest video is part of a larger body of work entitled 'Metropolis' which looks at cities as seen through the eyes of its inhabitants. By taking a series of well-placed time-lapse videos Bentley hopes to encompass an entire city in mere minutes.