I've just had my son, his step-son (my step-grandson) and my grandson staying with me for a couple of days. This was mainly to let the two 11 year olds have some time together and for us all to visit London.
It's ironic really - in terms of the weather it was probably the best day of the week; mainly sunny, a few clouds and the only rain was whilst we were on the Underground London Tube system!! and we chose to spend it in London!
Plan A was to visit the
London Eye and the London Dungeons .
Plan B - son woke up feeling very unwell; so we left much later than expected and only managed a visit to the London Eye. Although we did travel on London's Underground trains to London Bridge to see the London Dungeons, the queue for tickets stretched so far we decided it was best left for another day.
So - some pics from around and from the London Eye. Unfortunately those taken from the "capsule" of the eye leave a little to be desired as I was photographing through the capsule, which has tinted windows thereby reducing the light, and having to use manual focus to "get through" the double windows. However,
the approach to the London Eye
Various shots from "underneath"
A view of the (new) Jubilee Bridges
A "capsule" in which we travelled..
If you look really hard you should see the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral
The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Coming in "to land" - because British Airways are the main sponsor of the London Eye, each half-hour "journey" is known as a "flight" and the relevant flying terminology is applied!
400 (no, not birds) and some chats
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