London's Albert Bridge; this is one of the prettiest bridges in London, especially at night time. Shown here from the Battersea side and taking traffic across to the Chelsea side of the River Thames
Three gulls in flight over a misty River Thames. the birds reminded me of an aerial ballet.
Canary Wharf seen from the other side off the River Thames. Canary Wharf is a commercial estate and locality in Greater London. It is one of the main financial centres of the United Kingdom, along with the City of London, and contains many of Europe's tallest buildings, including the 2nd-tallest in the UK, '1 Canada Square'.
At a time when the cold war and the fear of nuclear attack appeared to be escalating the offer of a Peace Pagoda to promote world peace and harmony certainly seemed appropriate. It was offered to the people of London by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order as part of the 1984 Greater London Council (GLC) Peace Year. Nipponzan Myohoji is a religious movement that emerged from the Nichiren sect of Japanese Buddhism. They have been constructing Peace Pagodas as the spiritual focus to unify the movement for peace since 1947. They exist all around the world - in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Albert Bridge between Battersea and Chelsea. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's difficult to argue there's a prettier bridge in London than Albert's. The bridge is currently painted pink, blue and green, in an attempt to increase visibility in fog and murky light — so no errant ships collide with it. There were fears that soldiers from the nearby Chelsea Barracks would cause vibrations to reverberate through the bridge and cause permanent damage. This this led to the bridge's nickname, 'The Trembling Lady'.
Sailing ship passing Greenwich. The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London. Sails not yet fully unfurled.
A Buddhist monk standing on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He gazes up at the huge pillars and I wondered, ' is he admiring the architecture? Or is he praying?'. An artistic effect added to this image
A 'square rigger' traditional sailing ship sailing past the iconic waterfront of Canary Wharf