Cutty Sark, a 19th century tea clipper at Greenwich

Today proved very rewarding.

I walked down from my hotel, via Chinatown and Trafalgar Square to connect with a tour boat on the Thames near the Houses of Parliament.

Chinatown

Rough Sleeper, Charing Cross Road. London is home to extremes of wealth and poverty.

Once on the Thames I encountered a wide spectrum of sites including:

  • 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk.
  • Various examples of exotic and modern architecture.#
  • Replicas of items for the 16th century.
  • Numerous and varied bridges.
  • Old buildings dating back to the 16th century.

Walkie-Talkie building

The Shard

Canary Wharf financial district

View from Greenwich

16th century Riverside pub, the Prospect of Whitby

Tower Bridge, late 19th century

Tower of London the origins of which date from 11th century.

Replica of 16th century Globe Theatre. Shakespeare was connected with original.

St Paul’s Cathedral, early 18th century

Cleopatra’s Needle from Egypt, about 3500 years old.

Pigeons cooling off

The London Eye, a revolving ferris wheel

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square

Famous Anglican church, St Martin-in-the- Fields

Trip was enhanced by warm sunshine.

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