London’s Tower Bridge, built from 1886 to 1894, is a busy and vital crossing of the River Thames. More than 40,000 people, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, cross the bridge every day.
Some platforms on the London Underground are curved, while the train cars are straight, leaving an unsafe gap between car and platform. The “Mind the Gap” warnings have become a part of London culture.
Tourists...always taking pictures. American tourists Veronica Guyader and Lisa Dunham take snaps (photos) on their mobiles (cell phones) to remember their trip to Westminster Abbey as an iconic red London bus passes in the background.
Garrison Church in Portsmouth, southeast of London, dates back to the 1500’s when it was a Catholic church. During World War II it was damaged, and several of the stained glass panels were destroyed... as well as the roof. An area has been left roofless in memorial to WWII and what the people of England lived through during the German bombing campaign.
The London Eye was built as a monument to the year 2000. It opened in March of 2000 and was to be a temporary structure. However, due to popularity, it has now been part of the London sky line for the last 13 years.
Tour guides on the River Thames explain to visitors the Waterloo Bridge was built during WWII by the women that were left behind. The bridge was built on time, under budget and is self-cleaning.
The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, serve both the House of Commons and House of Lords. The Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, is an iconic symbol of England.