Here are some reflections from our trip to London in March, from The Shard, The Eye and at Greenwich.
Trafalgar Square was opened in central London in 1844 as a grand public area. Nelson’s Column is the centrepiece, with fountains, lions and a plinth in each corner.
The Fourth Plinth remained empty for over 150 years. This century, it has been temporary home to a variety of sculptures, statues, art pieces. Here are some of my favourites.
The London Eye is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It was constructed for the millennium and at the time was the world’s largest Ferris Wheel.
We’ve been on the Eye several times and enjoyed a repeat visit last month. It provides great views across the city and a birds eye view down into some of the buildings.
The Shard is the tallest building in Britain, with viewing platforms on levels 68 to 72. London is spread below, with the River Thames winding through the city.
We looked down on the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.
We looked down on St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and other bridges across the river.
We looked down on the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, but looking into the sun, we saw our own reflections.
We looked up into the blue, blue sky. We looked around at the champagne bar and other visitors.
We also visited the “Loo with the View” the most distinctive toilets I’ve seen 🙂
Thoughts with everyone involved in today’s incident at Westminster.
I’m very grateful that I was there yesterday afternoon and not today.