London : Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge is the most iconic landmark of London, and also my Mum’s most favourite one. So on her last visit we finally made it to the top of the bridge together.

I’ve never been myself before and our expectations were quite high. I guess we figured it will be luxurious up there, but actually it is “just” a bridge with a walkway. Having said that there was a lot to learn about the bridge, the construction and the machine room, which is used too open the bridge for ships to go up and down the Thames.

The best thing about going up there though is having a unique view of the city:

The main attraction are the glass floors on both walkways through which you can see the bridge and the traffic underneath.

This is great for street photography, so I spent most of the time trying to get some interesting shots. The light was changing constantly and the glass actually had a pattern of grey dots inside, through which it was difficult to focus. Furthermore it was tricky to find and keep a good spot, as there were so many people moving around.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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One second rain and umbrellas, then all of a sudden sunshine and interesting shadows!

 

Back on the main bridge again the view to the north bank and south bank of the Tower Bridge:

    
 
       
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iPhone panorama of the South Bank around City Hall

I leave it here with some more abstract images. Walking down the stairs of the Tower Bridge I found this model of the gherkin lit with changing colours. If you want to see some more of my experimental or abstract work check out my profile on Ello!