Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Day of the Bridges

Day two was much better after some good food and a nice shower, even though I did wake up at 3am. I walked by the River Thames and across all the bridges; Tower Bridge, London Bridge, The Millennium Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and the Westminster Bridge. All in all, a lot of walking and probably not the best thing to do with two stress fractures in my legs. Westminster Bridge actually reminds me a lot of Southbank Melbourne and the bridge that crosses the Yarra River.  (I feel like I've overused the word bridge!) My mum actually told me when I was young and sat in my pram, she pushed me across one of the bridges and I asked her if London Bridge was falling down and proceeded to sing the song. At the end of the day, I rode a ferry along the river. A good opportunity to sit down and ease my aching feet!

Tower Bridge was gorgeous and is such an iconic monument of London!
This photo makes me smile. I call it 'Guards off Duty'. They were suppose to be listening to a speech but all looked rather bored. They kept turning around to watch all the people walking past behind them. Such a contrast to the guards that can't be phased by anything!
The Millennium Bridge to mark the year 2000. Does it seem familiar? It's the bridge that is destroyed by death eaters in Harry Potter. It's actually nicknamed the 'Wobbly Bridge' because the day it was open, it was closed an hour later because it swayed a foot either side. It was eventually reopened in 2002 after modifications were made.
Lastly, Trafalgar Square!
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