"Man cannot discover new oceans
unless he has the courage to lose
sight of the shore!"
Thursday, 19 September 2013
London 2013 - day ........!
We were delighted with Camden Town, we returned there twice, but it was unfair to to devote a lot of time to one place, so we went to the center to see the well-known places. We passed by the Parliament and Big Ben (it's really pity that they can't be visited), we crossed Westminster Bridge, went down under the bridge and made a long walk by the river all the way to the Millennium Bridge and to St. Paul's Cathedral.
Along the way we passed by the London Eye on which we did a spin 10 years ago. This time we didn't want to wait in a long queue. London Eye is a very popular tourist attraction. It's a giant observation wheel 135 meter tall structure built as part of London's millennium celebrations and as part of a competition to design a landmark for the new millennium. British Airways sponsored the project. A complete turn takes about 30 minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules we have a great view over London. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.
Below the bridges, everything is alive, a lot of people strolling, running, stopping to enjoy the moment, there are cafes, playgrounds and attractions like creating figure in the sand.
Thus we enjoyed in light stroll that we haven't noticed when we arrived to the Millennium Bridge which is
opened in June 2000. London's modern Millennium Bridge is now a favorite with locals and tourists alike.
Bridge is located near the new Globe Theater and the Tate Modern Museum. The northern end sits near London's imposing St. Paul's Cathedral. Pedestrians can gain a wonderful view of the cathedral's dome from the bridge. We came to the
to the Cathedral but we were pretty tired and decided to come back here the next day. We made a short break in the hotel, and went back to the night walk through London.
The starting point Piccadilly Circus and further where the way led us.
So another wonderful day in London ended .