Someone please pinch me, because I can’t believe that our hotel is within walking distance of the “Queen’s Walk” that goes right along the Thames river! And within walking distance is London’s magnificent icon ---Tower Bridge.
And yes, you can go right up on the bridge, it is very pedestrian friendly…and cross the bridge on foot. You can buy a ticket to tour the towers themselves, if you want.
On the other side of the Thames is the Tower of London.
So much history happened here. And here I am in the middle of it.
If you have a chance to take a tour like this, do NOT miss it. We are always waiting for “some day”. But what I’ve found is that I need to be young enough to do it to do it well, the way I want to. To really live this experience. I don’t want to wait until I can’t get around the way I do now. These moments and these memories are priceless to me.
Cone flowers grow in a garden area called “Potters Field” near Queen’s Walk.
Modern buildings on our hotel side of the Thames.
The ultra modern heart of London in the distance across the water.
Up on the bridge as dusk is falling.
Not a great photo, but hey, I’m here!
What a gorgeous night!
Tower of London on the other side after crossing.
What an imposing structure!
The red are ceramic poppies, a memorial for the 100th anniversary of WWI.
The poppies are still being installed..the exhibit doesn’t start for a couple days yet!
Last afternoon and evening we had time to explore a bit on our own. I found myself back across the bridge, fish n chips in hand for dinner ----and I sat there on a bench, solo, people watching and just contemplating.
You just never know where life will take you if you go out and explore it!
This moment is forever embedded in the book of my life. August 3, 2014 ---when Bonnie sat on a beautiful evening in front of the Tower of London eating fish n chips for dinner, after walking across the Tower Bridge, a part of the history of this place.
What could make it more magnificent?
Up goes the draw bridge!
Something you don’t see every day ---Tower bridge with draw bridge up allowing the passage of a river cruise ship on the Thames.
See the crowd? It was quite the spectacle, and there I was.
In the midst of it.