Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Not tired of London but loving life roaming the River Thames

Yesterday I had a wonderful day in London.  I visited one of my favourite churches, one with a most unusual name, St Andrew by the Wardrobe. It sounds like it is close to Narnia.

After a pleasant luncheon interval at the Salvation Army restaurant and cafe, a short walk across the road, near the Millennium Bridge, I bought a River Roamer ticket for the concessionary price of £7.50. What joy
awaited me on such a pleasant spring day, on the River Thames travelling between Greenwich and Putney.

A Stranger on the Shore

As you can see from the photographs it was low tide when I crossed the Millennium Bridge.  There were crowds of schoolchildren outside Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the south bank in Southwark.

The Shard seems to be nearly completed.  I understand that the views from the top restaurant are magnificent on a clear day. It was cloudy at times yesterday but the skies did clear later, as you will see.

Looking back, looking north, St Paul's Cathedral is a great tourist attraction.  Its resilience is symbolic of the fight against forces of darkness.  It withstood the Luftwaffe and the Blitz.  It is testimony today to the Lord's providence. The motto of the City of London, Domine dirige nos, Lord direct us, is a prayer for today.  This motto can be seen on the City of London crests on every street sign. Look very carefully at the street sign shown above and you can see it, but it's not very clear. Like the narrow way it is not easy to find.

Now sit comfortably and enjoy the River trip photographs.

Is James Bond in today?

I found time to visit Tate Britain.

Heaven?  It's even better that this!

Perhaps it has a bit of this?

Some may think this is heavenly.

But back to the River Thames.  Some of my time has been recorded on video and you will be able to see it shortly on my YouTube channel, Johlibaptist.

Time to go home.

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