Thursday 8th October 2009
Another warm sunny day - it's difficult to believe we're into October!
Off on our tourist trail again today -
starting at the Old Bailey
which is a paraphrase of Psalm 82: 3-4 - New King James version -
3: Defend the poor and fatherless, Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4: Deliver the poor and needy, Free them from the hand of the wicked.
we walked down Ave Maria Lane near Temple Bar - the camera has caught the reflected light as there was no colour evident when I took the picture.
and saw St Paul's above the archway to Paternoster Square
that's me and molly on the steps of St Paul's; we were unable to look around inside as it was closed to the public for some schools event
St Paul's from the road
the Millennium Bridge
St Paul's from the Millennium Bridge
London Bridge and Tower Bridge taken from the Millennium Bridge
those that know me well know that I don't like heights so for me to even walk across this bridge is amazing - George was holding me tight whilst I took the pictures, just in case I fell off!! another view of St Paul's from the Millennium Bridge
and the Globe Theatre from the same bridge!
real river traffic taken from Southwark Bridge - we watched the tug moor these two huge container barges - it was mind blowing! - at a steep angle he headed directly for the barges already moored (see under London/Tower bridge photo above) and when he got to a few feet away he slipped the ropes attaching him to the barges and veered away back into the channel and men on the already moored boats threw lines onto them to bring them neatly alongside - it really did look a very dangerous manoeuvre.
We then caught a bus to Wesminster -
we've got this picture as our screensaver - a great photo even if I do say so myself!
the rear of Westminster Abbey
above and 2 pictures below - views of Westminster Hall
taken from Parliament Squre - HM Treasury on the left of the picture Portcullis House with London Eye and Big Ben in the background
- the offces for members of parliament are in Portcullis House, there is an underground walkway leading from this building through to the Palace of Westminster. Westminster Abbey