After posting yesterday’s photo of Big Ben, I find that I am in still in a London mood. When people think of London, England, there are certain famous landmarks that always come to mind. This is one of them – do you know what it is called?
Many people, without hesitation, would say that this is a photo of London Bridge, which is what I thought until our tour guide enlightened me. It is actually called Tower Bridge because it is close to the Tower of London. London Bridge is the next bridge upstream. As everyone seemed to enjoy my “interesting facts” yesterday, here is another one about Tower Bridge. Whenever I pictured this bridge, I always pictured it with these colours. However, the bridge’s present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a chocolate brown colour!! How drab that would be – I like it much better this way.
Yesterday I talked about how people usually photograph Big Ben by filling the frame with the whole tower. The same can be said about Tower Bridge – most people stand on the walls of the Tower of London and capture the whole bridge in all its glory. Again, I did that as well, but when I was walking along one of the walls of the Tower of London, I saw this little glimpse of the bridge framed by trees, and it caught my eye. I thought it really gave a different perspective, so this is the one I decided to share with you. Unfortunately, the sky is a little blown out in my opinion, but I don’t really know how to fix that without making the rest of the picture too dark. Any suggestions?
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I really appreciate this – thank you!
But did you know that there is the Original London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, AZ??http://www.golakehavasu.com/activities/more_to_do/london_bridge.aspx
Wow, that is totally fascinating. I had no idea – thanks for the link!!
Put it on the Bucket List! 😛 I want to take my son there when he gets older. We might make it a Grand Canyon/Sedona/Lake Havasu City Trip. It’s only a four hour drive from me.
You are so lucky to be close to the Grand Canyon. I would love to go there!!!
Beautiful photo Tower Bridge! When I first walked over it I didn’t know it was a drawbridge until it started to shake a little, that was a surprise!!!!
Thank you! Unfortunately, I never had the chance to walk across it. I really need to go back again because there were so many things I didn’t get to see and do. One day…….
Oh my Cindy…. I fell into that exact trap when I was in London!!!! Grew up with the song ‘London bridges falling down’…. & was super excited to finally see the bridge of this well known song!!!! Imagine my disappointment when we went under a stupid plain bridge with the name ‘London Bridge’ printed under it!!!! 😦 What….??? So that is Tower Bridge??? & THIS is London bridge??? Oh the disappointment!!!! But I love Tower Bridge!!!! Love how you can fell the bridge hop up&down when you walk over it…. Love the gap in the middle…. Just love it!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo Cindy!!!! 🙂 **
I’m so glad you liked it!!! I aim to please! And I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one to be fooled :).
Yeah! I actually knew the name of the bridge…I’m learning!
LOL – you live there now, so we will soon expect you to be the expert TBM!! 🙂
Thank you! That’s what I liked about it too – natural framing.
I’m thinking its name is Bob, or since it is a snooty English bridge, it probably prefers Robert 😉
Thanks for giving me my first laugh of the day!! Great way to start off my weekend. And I agree, it has to be a snooty name. LOL
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