And here is another view of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London. This is the view from the Millennium Bridge, which affords the best view of this iconic building.
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One of the most iconic sights in the London skyline, St Paul’s Cathedral has survived through centuries of war and fire, and its dome remains one of the world’s largest.
It doesn’t quite seem right does it? A huge great triangular building among the traditional London landscape, viewed from the Millennium Bridge. The Shard is London’s latest tall building and will be joined by a few more no doubt.
This is the Elizabeth Tower, a clock tower at the side of the Houses of Parliament in London. Big Ben is a bell. It is to be found inside the tower.
Across the River Thames in the heart of London can be seen the Houses of Parliament, containing the House of Commons (the lower house) and the House of Lords (the upper house), where the seat of government for the UK resides.
Freedom Tower is now New York’s tallest building. It is built on the site of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The Manhattan skyline has a new icon.
For a few years the
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were the world’s tallest buildings.
They were overtaken by Taipei 101 in
Taipei, Taiwan, and now the accolade lies with the Burj Khalifa in the UAE.
On the left is the
Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and on the right is the Tower Of Pisa, in Pisa, Italy. Which leans more?
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It’s usually impressive and white, but for a few days the
Sydney Opera House was transformed into something impressive and very colourful.
The CN Tower makes those skyscrapers look minute
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, but it is not the capital (that’s Ottawa).
And it has this amazing skyline dominated by one of the world’s highest structures, the CN Tower, which is more than 600m tall.
The midsummer sun rises at Stonehenge
longest day of the year, June 21st, the sunrise at Stonehenge occurs at about 4.30am.
If you stand in the centre of the ring of standing stones then you will see the sun rise directly over the
Heelstone, which is a little outside the circle
Whether Stonehenge was an ancient clock or calendar, or even a burial ground or whatever is not known for sure, but the sunrise on the summer solstice is quite a magical moment.
Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour Bridge
One of my students told me that her sister lives in
Sydney, Australia, so I thought I would find a photo. This one looks good I think.
Here is another photo I found when I was surfing the net for photos taken in
It shows the
Opera House with the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind, what a wonderful sight.