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travel theme: architecture

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This week’s theme from Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack is Architecture.  These photos were taken on a very grey day in London, on a boat trip down the river Thames, and show the diverse architecture of the city.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

The Shard on the left is the tallest building in the European Union, at a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).

The Shard on the left is the tallest building in western Europe, at a height of 310 metres (1,016 ft).

This is the O2 Arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome (completed in time to welcome the year 2000).

This is the O2 Arena, formerly known as the Millennium Dome (completed in time to welcome the year 2000).

The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich.

The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich. In the distance, near the right domed tower, you might just be able to make out the Royal Observatory, which is the site of the prime meridian.

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5 thoughts on “travel theme: architecture

  1. Hi there – enjoyed reading your entries (and viewing the pics) of your travels in the Capital. I’m just discovering our first city, and am falling in love with the place – so much to see, and the underground is fabulous !

    My latest ramblings from London are here : http://stevegwilcox.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/street-performers-flatliners-and-a-large-blue-chicken/ – please take a look 🙂

  2. Found you through An Englishman in Italy – and enjoyed taking a trip down the Thames with you – even on a grey day! 🙂

  3. great shots! can’t wait to get to london!

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