London: The City
Hello from London again! Today we had a chance to visit our cousin Ewa at her office. She works in that modern building called Walkie Talkie that dominates the part of London called “The City.”
When Londoner say “The City,” they mean the one-square-mile business center in East London that 2,000 years ago was Roman Londinium. (Rick Steves)
Here are some places within The City that we had a chance to see:
2. Tower Bridge:
3. The view on the other side of the River Thames, with the Thames Path to walk along the river’s south bank:
4. HMS Belfast Ship, cruiser built for the Royal Navy:
6. St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, the seat of the Bishop of London, built (1675-1710) on the site of the old Gothic cathedral burnt down in the Great Fire of 1666.
It is a beautiful Renaissance building dominated by the splendid dome (111m. high), the second largest in the world after St. Peter in Rome.
7. Cheapside – Poultry Streets:
Walking towards the Walkie Talkie Tower:
8. Old Leadenhall Market with many pubs:
and jamon iberico:
9. Lloyd’s of London building:
10 And our Walkie Talkie building with its Sky Garden offering amazing views of the entire city: