Sunday, November 16, 2008

London Day One (contd..)


Read Day Zero here. We went to visit the London Eye as everyone had said it is not to be missed. Got there and found long queue to get the passes and then to enter the ride. Turned out, if we bought the combined ticket for this and Madame Tussad's Wax Museum, we'd skip the line for buying passes. We had Tussads on our list anyways so we bought the combined pass and went straight on the ride. The London eye moves slowly to give you aerial view of London.

Looking from across the Thames River



Near the Eye



Inside the eye



Aerial View of Thames River



Other side






Hungry yet? We were, so after this we ate at McDonald's near the Eye. After that, we continued on the Westmister Abby. Everything in this area is so close and yet so far on foot!

On the bridge



Big Ben



(partial) House of Parliament



Westminster Church

We didn't go inside as it closed at 3PM.


Backside of the church that I loved and Girish hated



House of Parliament



Another shot I love




Girish wanted to capture us in front of the bus - we waited here for like 5 minutes trying to get a good shot! We got it eventually.

Tired after all this walking



A Rickshaw! Another reminder of India




After this, we went to Trafalgar Square - on the bus instead of getting the tube so that Mehul can finally ride in it.

Trafalgar Square



The big column




The Big Lion



The whatever they are



Some fun




OMG! The pigeons have been replaced by PEOPLE




I wanted some coffee but the cafe at Trafalgar Square closed right when we wanted to enter. So we explored one of the streets next to it.


We wanted to go back to The Eye and get some night-shots. We had seen from our room the previous night that The Eye turns blue at night and didn't want to miss it. This time, however, we took the tube to go back to Westminster.

The London Eye



The Big Ben

Mehul was looking tired by now.

I ruined the shot by standing in front LOL





House of Parliament and Big Ben.



On the other side of the river



Mehul woke up!




It was a long day. Went back, picked up some chinese food on the way and slept really well.

3 comments:

Stitcher S said...

Wow, what great photos! It's a coincidence that just yesterday I saw The Eye in a movie, and I really hate to admit it but I wasn't too familiar with it at all until the movie...and then your great shots today! Thanks.

I enjoyed all the photos. Thanks for the great tour through such a beautiful city.

PS Welcome back!

Fiona said...

Wonderful photos Shalini! Looking forward to reading the next installment :)

Erin said...

I bet you did sleep well. You sure got a lot done in one day! And I am loving the photos.