|I think we knew where we were!!|
I took the photo below on our way to the next 'experience'......
The three new buildings in the middle are (left to right) the WalkieTalkie, the Cheese Grater and of course the Gherkin. At the front behind the trees and completely dwarfed by these three buildings is the Custom House. Next door is the old Billingsgate Market. The Walkie-Talkie has a sloping side and when first built it was setting cars on fire because it was reflecting the suns rays!!!
Our next 'experience' was this iconic structure which I think needs very little introduction:-
|... of course, Tower Bridge, the most famous bridge in the World!!|
|South bank - the Armadillo and the Shard|
|Behind the trees on the left is the Tower of London|
|Looking down on the traffic and pedestrians|
|Looking downriver to Canary Wharf|
|.. and using a very long lens - Royal Observatory, Greenwich|
|The bridge lifting (dots are in the glass floor)|
|A Thames sailing barge going through|
After this excitement (and I was excited!) we went down to the engine room where the Victorian engines are beautifully maintained, but no longer used. Tower Bridge is now computerised and all electric.
|The engines still go round|
Finally we walked to the Tower of London to catch our coach and so home through a very traffic jammed London.
|The Tower of London|
PS I am trying an experiment - go to my Facebook page and see the video. Let me know if it does/doesn't work