The other day someone asked, if Tower Bridge is not London Bridge, what does the real London Bridge looks like?
Good question, because now you have given me the opportunity to make a blog post out of two night view pictures which I do not know where to put into.
Here, this is London Bridge.
Just a normal bridge, with no towers, no arches, no nothin’. You can see Tower Bridge further behind. They are both within walking distance.
Since we are talking about bridges, here’s another one. This is London’s Millennium Bridge. Like Newcastle’s Millennium Bridge, this one is also a pedestrian/bicycle only bridge. But that is the only similarity between the two. It is nowhere near as nice Newcastle’s. The lights cannot change colors, and it cannot raise itself by 45 degrees to allow big boats to pass. It is just a lousy pedestrial bridge.
See that white building with the dome? That Saint Paul’s Cathedral. We only came here to see it at night. We did not enter this cathedral.
I know, I know, it is the second largest cathedral in the UK, and it is a very famous landmark of London. As tourists, we should’ve paid this cathedral a more proper visit.
But we didn’t. I guess timing is a very important factor when it comes to travel related decision making. Under normal circumstances, we would’ve paid that few pounds admission fee to go inside. But… we just came back from our Europe Tour when we started our London adventures. Fresh from our tour of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. And… we did spend an entire semester in Liverpool, where the largest cathedral in the UK is located in, the Liverpool Cathedral (which is free to enter by the way). In such circumstances, it did seem foolish to part with some pounds to enter this relatively less exciting cathedral.
Still, it was a great idea to come here at night. I think St Paul’s Cathedral look much nicer at night…