My first look at the Tower of London, was accompanied by a question why are the towers looking grey when they look brown on television?
After stopping for a quick-lunch at Horse Guards Parade, we got up on another Hop-On Hop -Off bus and got down at the bus stop for the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. at the onset, let me tell you that I did not enter the Tower of London, but that didnt stop me from getting some photographs of the Tower. What I enjoyed the most was the beautiful Tower Bridge , although I’ m still debating about its colour.
This photograph was taken from the steps leading to the Thames Bank. at 3:30 pm in the afternoon, the sun was glowing like it was mid-day and there were people all around. Some tourists like us, some school children, out for a walk after a hectic school day, some rushing for corporate meeting in the nearby offices; the bank was abuzz with activities.
Getting a closer look of the Tower Bridge, made me wonder how lucky I was to have been able to witness one of the historic sites of London. Whenever, London is spoken of The Tower Bridge is the first thing that comes to the minds of most people; and quite rightly so.
Here is another version of the same photograph. I somehow liked the ambience and wanted to immortalize it in Black and White.
This was shot while walking on the Bridge .
This skyline says it all- Why London is the business capital of the world?
As we were nearing the Tower, I was wondering why it looked so small. I did not realise that I was only seeing a small glimpse of it from the sides.
This and much more beyond the castle ramparts is what years of London’s history stands for inside the Tower of London. Looking at this frame in reality, reminded me of two things. First, if any place in this world was truly haunted then maybe it is the remnant of the executing prison in front of me. Further, while taking a round of the castle walls I came across a moat, which reminded me of my great memories of falling in the moats of every fort I had visited back in India. Thankfully, this one spared me! Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is a must visit and is a top priority on my bucketlist. I have already started making plans for my second visit to London to see the Tower of London especially.
On our way back from the Tower, I started playing with the framing of the London Eye and its surroundings. Here are some of the photographs.
Here are some important information about the Tower:
Address: London EC3N 4AB
Opening Times: Tuesday- Saturday 9 AM- 5:30 PM
Sunday and Monday 10 AM- 5:30 PM
Entry Fees: Adult: £25; Child : £12; Student Concessions: £19.50
Note : All rates are reduced by £2 when booked online.
Do let me know which is your favourite photograph and why? I would come back next week again with the final destination of my London Vacation- The Royal Buckingham Palace.