Travel Tales and Pictures

Travel Stories and Photographs by John.

Wednesday

London, England - Part V

Pictures enlarge if you click on them.
View from Trafalgar Square, with Big Ben in the background



London Underground Station at Trafalgar Square - "Mind the Gap"



Mural on a Wall on Building in Soho


View of the the river Thames


The London Eye

The British Airways London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, opened in 1999 and is the largest observation wheel in the world. It stands 443 feet high. It is located on the banks of the River Thames it offers great views over London. Since opening at the turn of the century, the London Eye has become the most popular paid for UK visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year.

View from the London Eye



Parliament and Big Ben from the London Eye



Catherine and I inside the London Eye


Catherine and I inside the London Eye


Catherine in the London Eye

View of one of the "passenger pods" of the London Eye with the river Thames in the background.


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3 Comments:

Blogger Jewel said...

Thx for your reply in my blog^^
Your blog is really very intreasting, you have chance to travel around the world, it's so cool~
I will come to ur blog to see the new pics and tales of your trip,
and i wish you have a wonderful trip O(^_^)O

January 15, 2007 9:49 AM  
Blogger GMG said...

Hi John,

It seems that the Gulf Stream is favouring UK. The weather you got when touring the London Eye seems to be much better than usually…and the nice photos show!
I believe that the building behind you on the photo of the «London Underground Station at Trafalgar Square» is the South Africa House. Hidden by the Underground sign and the tree, there is a statue of the Portuguese navigator Bartholomeu Dias (it’s written Diaz), the first European to come across the Cape of Storms in 1487, later renamed by the Portuguese as Cape of Good Hope, as it opened the way for Vasco da Gama to get to India (1498)… Tales from other travellers!
Best regards
Gil

January 16, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

It is so wonderful that you have the opportunity to travel so much. I hope that when I get older - and am much better situated in life - I have the opportunities to travel.

My ultimate dream is to go to Italy - it's something I've wanted since I was a little girl.

November 09, 2007 10:35 AM  

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