Another glorious day in London, England. We walked for so many miles and still didn't see everything, but what we did see made it an incredible day. Part of another London walk included several other sights that you may see by clicking here, but today we will see even more. This walk begins at St. Paul's Cathedral, the most beautiful cathedral that we had been looking forward to seeing on this visit.
I don't wish to mislead anyone into thinking that there has been nothing modern built in London because there sure has. Keith took this photo from 528 steps up high in the Golden Gallery of St. Paul's Cathedral, it didn't sound like a place I wanted to go to. The view is of the financial district, including the Swiss Re building, more commonly called "the gherkin" (as in pickle). As we wandered along the River Thames after leaving St. Paul's Cathedral, we counted several cranes that were in the process of building new structures. We had also seen many ongoing projects that may be due to the upcoming Olympics in 2012.
As our London day came to an end and we walked along the River Thames in a very busy and entertaining part of the city, we saw this beautiful sunset happening. I was taking photos every few steps to make sure I was not going to miss this incredible photo, one that I feel could be my favorite. We are looking at the Westminster Bridge crossing the River Thames, and the Parliament Buildings with Big Ben standing tall overlooking it all. A very special memory on a very special day.