Saturday, 15 June 2013

PANORAMAS from LONDON

A classical view of the City of London,
from the south bank of the Thames.

Its the June vacations, a good break from school and homework for my son, and so we took a week-long holiday to London, once the greatest city in the world. Its still great in many respects, especially its rich history and concert life, but this holiday was about sightseeing. On our last trip here in 2005, my son was too young to remember anything except the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, so this time we were determined to see much more. 

The view of St Paul's Cathedral and Millennium Bridge
from the upper gallery of Tate Modern.

A great view of London from the top gallery
of St Paul's Cathedral, looking southwest.

A view of the Barbican and financial district of London,
looking northeast from St Paul's.

A view of the Thames, looking southeast.

Tower Bridge and the Shard, from the Tower of London.

The formidable Tower of London.

Peaceful Tower Green, where most of the
private executions took place.

Trafalgar Square, with the church of St Martin
in the Fields (extreme left) and Nelson's Column (right).

Street buskers doing their thing in Covent Garden,
just in front of St Paul's (Actors') Church.

At the Tate Modern: Cy Twombly's twirls.

Vietnam, an indictment of war at Tate Modern.

The Cast Court at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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