The Queen’s Walk

The Queen’s Walk

01 Sign

Mom and I spent some time on the Queen’s Walk when she was here in February. It was sunny and dry for most of the day and so we enjoyed that while it lasted.

03 WestminsterBridge

We went up in the London Eye and saw the view of Westminster Bridge. You can see more pictures HERE.

04 LondonEye01

The London Eye as seen from the ground. It is massive in scale, looks like a bicycle wheel but is an absolutely extraordinary piece of engineering.

07 QUEEN'S JUBILEE FOOTBRIDGES02

The Queen’s Jubilee Footbridges. Opened in 2002 it connects the south side of the river with The Embankment.

14 Under The Bridge

Food trucks and a market take up residence under the Waterloo Bridge. We got there after most had left but you could still buy a number of books laid out on these tables. I fought the urge and kept walking.

14 Royal National Theater

The Royal National Theater

16 Playing In The Sand

As we walked along we could hear the sounds of music and found these guys playing in the sand. Kind of hard to throw down change though… it was fun to watch.

17 OXOTower

The OXO Tower

20 BlackFriarsBridge02

Walking under Blackfriars Bridge

18 BetweenBlackFriarsBridge

19 BlackFriarsBridgeRemnants

The remnants of the original Blackfriars Bridge were left after the new version was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria. The original bridge required too much maintenance even though it was made of Portland Stone. The current bridge became well known from an incident in 1982 in which an Italian banker was found hanging from the bridge. There was $14,000 in his pockets of 3 different currencies, apparently the mafia is creative when leaving messages. Or so the story goes.

21 TateModern01

We came upon the Tate modern. Very dramatic and intimidating. I like how you can see The Shard peeking out in the distance.22 TateModern02

23 TateModern03

26 ViewofMilleniumBridge+StPauls

The Millenium Bridge leeds to St Paul’s Cathedral

27 ViewPastMilleniumBridge

After making our way this far, the sun was starting to go down and so we made our way back to the London Eye for our second viewing.

28 LondonEye03

We hopped on the tube at London Bridge instead of walking back and were greeted with this happy view.

29 LondonEye04

30 LondonEye05

View of The Queen’s Jubilee Footbridge at night.

31 QUEEN'S JUBILEE FOOTBRIDGES03

 and then we went home.



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