Tower Bridge - a Fantastic View

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View along River Thames from Hungerford Bridge
Tower Bridge is one of the most famous and iconic landmarks in London. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. I love this bridge, it offers an amazing panoramic view up the River Thames with other major landmarks dotted along the banks of the river. On the north side is the Tower of London, and on the south bank are the Headquarters of the London Mayor, next to the More London Development. The big ship in the middle of the river is the HMS Belfast, a floating museum that is part of the Imperial War Museum. Just a short walk away is the Hays Galleria, also on the southern side, which has numerous cafes and restaurants for the hungry.

The walk along the south bank has always been a favorite of mine, it is generally relaxing and I love watching the boats and barges moving on the water, the sound of the river against the banks and hulls, and watching the swirling currents. This can be a relaxing and romantic place at the right times.

This Picture shows the views up the Thames from the city, giving a good view of the London Skyline. The bridge is normally very busy, but once in a (rare) while, and for a few precious seconds, it clears of traffic.
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Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch
London is where I have spent about half my life. I came here to go to University and then got stuck. I may add a not or two from time to time of something or other here to do with the city. Currently the skies are a slate grey, mottled with darker grey patches. There is a fine drizzle blowing everywhere, the kind of rain that gets inside the best of waterproof jackets. A kind of typical October day in the UK.

I live in a flat quite close to Regents Park, which is a blessing - I consider it my garden, and I don't have to mow the lawn. Of course, I do have to share it with a couple of 1000 other people... Out of the lounge window is the opposite block. This is not an unsual site in any city. There is a tree growing out of the roof of that block. That is an unsusal site. The local council has yet to get round to doing anything about it, maybe one day they will remove it. I am sure the residents of that block would rather it was not there. In the meantime it makes a pleasent break for me of the skyline. 2 Pidgeons sit on the railing looking at me. If more arrive I will begin to think of A.C.Clarke's 'The Birds'.

More to come later in little note forms. In the meatime, I have a collection of 360 panoramas taken around London, so feel free to explore.
pwatts2 says:
Well I hope one day you make it over here!
Posted on: Oct 06, 2007
BubbleGum says:
London is one of the cities I have never been to, but I'm in love with it! :)
Posted on: Oct 03, 2007
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