On our way to Tate Modern, just about to cross Millenium Bridge
St Paul's Cathedral behind us
on our left the Glass Shard by Renzo Piano, still under construction: it is going to be 310m high, the tallest building in Europe
in front of us to the left, Shapespeare's Globe theatre
it is raining and the Thames looks grey and muddy
in front, our destination - Tate Modern
inside the Tate now, standing on the balcony and looking at Millenium Bridge
another view of the bridge from one of the windows on the fourth floor
the birch trees outside the Tate
it is raining much harder now
and it is grey and misty
a sand sculpture that someone has constructed on the banks of the Thames
we pass the ruins of Winchester Palace, built in the early 13th century, London residence of the Bishops of Winchester - they did alright those bishops, did they not?
and we come to the magnificent City Hall by Norman Foster
the Tower on the other side of the river
and we have reached Tower Bridge
we can see Swiss Re, or the Gherkin, as it is colloquially known, also by Norman Foster, 180m high,
on the other side of the river
and we reach our destination, the Design Museum
but before we go in a look at the sculpture by Paolo Paolozzi
and this is what it looks like from the back.
it is dark when we leave the Design Museum and London looks wonderful
everything is bright and twikling.