Londoners hate cranes; they think that they're garish and ruin the skyline. I quite like them--they look like big birds.
Kind of nice, right?
Ashley Olsen mentioned in her book (which is actually really legitimate, for those of you rolling your eyes) that she liked scaffolding and now I've become kind of obsessed as well. It's a nice mix of old and new, which is what I think London is all about.