I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit London several times and I always enjoy my visits. This is the view from the Westminster bridge looking across to the London Eye. If you have never been there, even with the scale of the multi-story building standing to it’s right, it’s hard to get a perspective how large the Eye actually is. It’s about 40 stories tall and each of the capsules holds about two dozen people. The post in the foreground is actually part of the Westminster Bridge. If you check out one of my previous post with a view of the House of Commons (here) you can see this bridge on the right side of the frame and the posts on top of each bridge column.
One beautiful evening in London I took a stroll along the Westminster Bridge and across the river Thames. I found a great spot to take in the view of the House of Commons and Big Ben with their reflections in the river.
As I was posting this I noticed the time on Big Ben (and my camera data). I was surprised that only 45 minutes had passed since I took my Big Ben Bus image that I posted here previously. It’s amazing how quickly the light and cloud patterns change, giving the two images such a different ‘feel’. Which do you prefer?
Today marks the anniversary of the completion of the world famous clock tower often referred to as ‘Big Ben’ at Parliament in London. To get technical, ‘Big Ben’ is actually the name of the famous bell in the tower. Regardless, 150 years ago today the famous clock was started & it has been keeping time ever since.