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?