Something Old and Something New

This is a shot from the south (?) side of the River Thames. The structure spanning the river is a pedestrian bridge known as the Millennium Bridge, build to help commemorate the new Millennium a few years ago. In the distance is St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was built in 1697 and was designed by the famous British architect Christopher Wren.

When the Millennium Bridge opened, they found that it wobbled excessively and millions of dollars were spent on modifications in order for people to safely walk on it. St. Paul’s does not wobble and never has.

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2 thoughts

  1. I’ve been to London twice this year and both times, I’ve come back with dozens of photos of St. Paul’s. The same was true ten years ago when I went to London for the first time. I’m not sure what it is about that building. Maybe it’s that it reminds me of the US Capitol? This year, it’s served as a navigational beacon when I’ve had to go somewhere in the City (where, inevitably, I get lost).

    Were you on your way to the Tate when you took this?

  2. Yes, we were on our way to the Tate, which turned out to be a little confusing to me. I need to go back to London to try again.

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