|Big Ben from the other side of the river.|
Despite the haziness and lacking sun shine I
think the colors were still gorgeous. Like
a muted gold and green...oh and brown river water.
|Mom and Dad walking along the river.|
|On the boat waiting to leave.|
|An old barge. Now THAT'S an open air tour.|
|View of St. Paul's dome from the river. Some girl's|
dome in the foreground.
|We passed by the Globe Theater. A replica of the original|
built close to its original spot. Sean doesn't know it yet
but I want to drag him to see a play there this Spring.
|An old war ship (forgot the name) with Tower Bridge in the|
background. Love the colors here. Again, that gold and green.
|The very ornate Tower Bridge.|
After our amusing river boat tour down stream we got off at The Tower of London. The ride was cold but the tour guide had a great sense of humor and had us all laughing. We ate our tea biscuits and pretzels while floating along although I wish we had a thermos of hot chocolate.
The Tower of London was way more cooler than I had thought. In fact I had no idea what it was. I thought it was just a tower. It's not. We walked around but opted out of the expensive tour but I think next time they come visit we'll add that to our to see list. You would have to spend a whole day there exploring and learning it's history. I am intrigued.
|Mom and Dad in front of Tower Bridge.|
Mom clinging to her warm Starbucks Coffee.
|In front of the traitor's gate. Down below would have|
been the moat.
After the Tower we jumped back on the tour bus to head back across the river to get a peek at the Globe and the Tate Modern. I plugged my headphones in for the quick ride and the only thing I remembered was that along the shore they did an archeological dig and found ancient wolf bones.....
|Mom pointing out something interesting.|
|This is the Millenium Bridge going from the|
Tate Modern to St. Paul's. It's just a foot
|Huge and beautiful!|
|Statue out front.|
|Mom and Dad disappointed. We had|
JUST missed the open hours for touring
the inside. They had just closed it to prepare
for evening services.