A Visit to London
It started out a beautiful day and we had been promising ourselves a visit it London for some time. We took the train to the O2 and there we boarded the Thames Clipper a super catamaran commuter service which goes from the O2 to the Eye. By this time the weather had clouded over though it was not cold just cloudy and dull not what you want for photos on the Thames. We left the pier and started up towards the city. The Fleet Air Arm were celebrating 100 years of service a so HMS Illustrious an air craft carrier was moored at Greenwich. There was a fly past of helicopters over London at twelve noon. It all looks pretty dull and gray doesn’t it? Well I did my best to capture dramatic skies. Well now we have some colour for you, we disembarked at the Tower of London, And these Fellers are The Yeoman Warders more commonly known as Beef Eaters. Traditionally their duty is to guard the crown jewels but they are guides and make sure all is running smoothly with the visitors and dignitaries alike. Here is an example the soldiers who guard the Tower are not allowed to move a muscle except in the execution of their duty, and the visitors take advantage of this and some quite unkindly. A group of visitors were being quite rude and troublesome I was pleased to see a warder take them to one side and read them the riot act I think they all felt quite small as the tables were turned and everyone was looking at them!
This is the view from the Tower looking towards Tower Bridge as you can see the weather began to brighten up, and it was nearly time for home. But one last jaunt for my camera, I could see the Gherkin quite clearly from the river and from the Tower and as we walked towards it it kept disappearing behind other tall buildings, eventually we got there and here is one view of it still partly hiding. We walked on to the train station and sooooooo relieved to sit down, but it was a good day out I hope you have enjoyed it too