London, England – Part 4
Well, here we are on a further visit to London, and thankfully on a far better day weather-wise, than my last two London posts. This time, we have four photographs of Tower Bridge and three of around Trafalgar Square. Hope you like them!
Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world. It has two massive piers, which are sunk into the river bed, and over 11,000 tons of steel, which provide a framework for both towers and walkways. The framework is covered in Cornish granite and Portland stone cladding, which to this day protects the hidden steelwork and gives the Bridge its attractive appearance.
As the name suggests, the square is a commemoration of Admiral Lord Nelson’s naval victory at the Battle of Trafalgar during of the Napoleonic Wars. At its centre is Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. The square itself is a public space and tourist attraction, and it is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, as can be seen in the next photograph.
That’s it! Just a quick post today! See you soon!