Breaking patterns, breaking rules
If there is one thing in photography that I like most is "breaking the rules" as it allows a photographer to transcend conventions and standards to be able to fully express creativity, impulsiveness, and acting on that opportunity for "decisive moment" shot.
When I had the chance to visit London on official business, there was an ongoing repair of the Houses of Parliament. It was definitely a big disappointment to architecture and travel photographers because they will not be able to bring home a postcard-perfect photo. Sorry, but the Houses of Parliament was not just ready for Instagram.
But then, moving around it, there are goings on that are photography-worthy. There are still objects and areas where one can have a better photo opportunity. Then, this scene appeared before me as I was walking from the back. I was loving the patterns of the scaffoldings, but then adding the spire provided that contrast the to mesh pattern of the scaffoldings was deemed necessary. I was not disappointed.
Giving it a "work-in-progress" appeal or "work done" on the spires can evoke many interpretations. Add to it the human element in the midst add more texture and story to the entire picture.