Wednesday, 25 September 2013

London 2013 - day.....!

Tower of London
Tower of London
Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral remained to us as a some kind of must visits for the last days in London. We've already seen it when we were here for the first time but we wanted to do it again to renew the memories and make a lot more photos. We set Tower of London as the first task.
The Tower of London was built at the beginning of the 11th century. The tower was expanded during the 13th century into the fortified complex as we know today. The Tower's most popular attraction is famous collection of Crown Jewels. The fortress, strategically located at the
Tower of London
Thames, was originally a temporary wooden building which was replaced later by the White Tower and over time expanded into a stronghold with about 20 towers. In the past it used to be notorious for the many political opponents of the kings that there were locked, tortured and killed. The Tower was also a royal residence. Several kings lived here, especially during turbulent times when it seemed a lot safer than the palace in Westminster.

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Very close to Tower of London there is a famous Tower Bridge. London's Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Taking photographs of the Tower bridge is a favorite London tourist activity, but you can also go inside the bridge, where you'll have a magnificent view over London from the walkway between the two bridge towers. Inside the bridge is the Tower bridge Exhibition, a display area that encompasses the walkway and the two famous towers where you can observe the Victorian engine room. Visitors can learn about the history of the bridge via photos, films, and other media. Of course we visited it all, a nice experience.



St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral an Millennium Bridge 
For the and of this London tour we decided to go to the St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Paul's Cathedral was built by Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1711. It is one of Europe's largest cathedrals and its dome is only exceeded in size by that of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The church was the site of a number of important historic events such as the funeral of Admiral Nelson in 1806 and the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965. Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married here in 1981. Beautiful, magnificent church, one of many great cathedrals we saw during our travels.
St. Paul's Cathedral
Must see even though the ticket is pretty expensive.









Covent Garden
Covent Garden
Finally at the end we left enjoyment of the beauty of walking through the streets of London and of course, something you should not bypass Covent Garden. Covent Garden is one of the London's biggest tourist magnets. The area around the glass-covered building, a former fruit and vegetable market, is always crowded, especially during weekends and in the summertime.




Singer
Covent Garden is known for its many open-air cafés, restaurants, pubs, market stalls and shops. It is also well knowen by the street performers who entertain the visitors on the pedestrianized piazza.
At the end what to say except, see you again London, goodbye!!!

Adieu London (sigh)

Photos by: ilovetravels




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