Views from the Travelodge window – see the Shard? There will be many more photos of the Shard.
We walked through Covent Garden passing a bridge, which looked as if it might twist or bounce down to the pavement if you stepped in it.
A plaque for my cousin! I have googled ‘the sara sara’ and have had no luck finding out what it was for.
Phil bought some walking boots in one of the outdoor shops and we carried on down to the Embankment.
Where there is the memorial to the Imperial Camel Corps of the First World War.
Back over the Hungerford Foot Bridge – and wonderful views down the Thames.
Elvis is alive! And three feet taller! And on his mobile!!
We got on to the Eye after I lied to the security man about not having sharp things in my bag. Who would tell!!
Going up! Lots of photos to follow – can’t be bothered to caption them.
The Shard! And my husband dicing with death!
We met a couple from Australia who took our picture.
Did I really go up there?
Someone decided that it would be a good idea to walk back to Blackheath along the Thames Path. Could have been me…
Won’t be eating here.
Hopton’s almshouses – dwarfed by the skyscrapers.
St Pauls – obscured by monstrous carbuncles.
We went into Tate Modern to sneer at the artists – and found gold in this sunflower seeds exhibit.
The curator describes it as:
“Ai Weiwei’s Unilever Series commission, Sunflower Seeds, is a beautiful, poignant and thought-provoking sculpture. The thinking behind the work lies in far more than just the idea of walking on it. The precious nature of the material, the effort of production and the narrative and personal content create a powerful commentary on the human condition. Sunflower Seeds is a vast sculpture that visitors can contemplate at close range on Level 1 or look upon from the Turbine Hall bridge above. Each piece is a part of the whole, a commentary on the relationship between the individual and the masses. The work continues to pose challenging questions: What does it mean to be an individual in today’s society? Are we insignificant or powerless unless we act together? What do our increasing desires, materialism and number mean for society, the environment and the future?”
As you can see from above – it looks like a bit of tarmac.
We carried on.
Past the Globe.
Into the Anchor at Bankside – where I had a pint of Leffe and we shared a plate of pie, sausage and mash. Bliss.
So hard to choose pictures – just going to post the lot. I love the Southbank.
Oh, look – the Shard again.
Look – Shard!
In the middle of all this beauty – came Rotherhithe – with hoodies who I didn’t dare take photos of, and the picturesque Deptford car breakers,
By now we were tired. It was a lot further than I had thought!
We staggered through Greenwich, past the Queens House – and into sight of the Dome. Found the Trafalgar pub and collapsed!
There was still another mile or two to walk back to the car – a jealousy inducing walk past lots of houses I would buy come the lottery win.