This is the best bird’s eye view I’ve seen of the historic capital London for many a year. The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral which was once the tallest building in the world is now so completely dwarfed that it is barely noticeable.
A guard at Buckingham Palace
No-one is going past this guard as he stands silently outside Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth’s residence in central London, UK.
In Piccadilly Circus in London, UK is the famous statue of Eros. And if you look carefully you can even see the string to his bow.
- Piccadilly’s God of Love (brilliant-london.com)
Another view of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in the heart Of London, UK.
Please click the picture for a bigger version. You might even be able to see a Union Jack painted onto Nelson’s hat, and a small red light too.
- What’s in a Name?…Trafalgar Square (exploringlondon.wordpress.com)
St Paul’s Cathedral 2
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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St Paul’s Cathedral
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.
What’s that building doing there?
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.
View from the Orbit, London 2012 Olympics
Even though the Orbit at the London Olympic Park is ‘only’ about 100m in height, it is enough to see sweeping views of the Olympic Stadium and Park, and across the London cityscape.
London, view from above
A nice upstream picture of the River Thames winding through the heart of London.
And here’s another, with the London Eye in the centre and Big Ben to the right.
Tower Bridge by night
Many visitors to London call this London Bridge, but that is wrong. London Bridge is a very plain bridge a few kilometers upstream.
This is Tower Bridge, and it was recently illuminated with lights evoking the UK’s Union Jack flag.
London, view from above
London will be the first city to stage three Olympic games, and here is a NASA satellite image of this iconic city.
The Shard, view from above
This is the building known as the Shard, and below is the definition of the word shard.
shard [ʃɑːd], sherd
1. a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
2. (Zoology) a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle.
The Shard, which is in the centre of London at over 300m is now the tallest building in Europe. However it is dwarfed by buildings in America, the Far East and the Middle East. I guess its name is apt.
2012 Olympic Stadium, view from above
It will soon be Olympic year, and the next Olympics will be in London. The Olympic stadium has been completed and now all that remains is the landscaping around the Olympic Park.
A great deal of money and resources has been spent on the Olympics, and it is hoped that the legacy is wisely and widely used.
- CosmicLog: Satellite tracks Olympic site (photoblog.msnbc.msn.com)
Here is a photo of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, in the centre of London.
I am going to take a blog break for a fortnight, and enjoy the sights of London.