Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Art of London, England

Some people, including Prince Charles, think that London lacks a cohesive architectural style of other European cities, such as Paris. But we think that London has some charming architectural details, as we will try to show you this week. Here is a dragon standing guard on the side of a building.
My guess is that architectural details such as this were built to convey a sense of strength and power for the occupants of the building.
This is a view of St. Paul's Cathedral from the river front in front of the Tate Modern Art Gallery at Bankside. The bridge is the Milennium Bridge, opened in 2000, a pedestrian bridge that links the Bankside area to the area near St. Paul's Cathedral.
This is Queen Anne's Statue standing in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. It is a copy made in 1886 of the original 1712 statue made by Francis Bird.
This is one of countless bridges in London, and they are decorated with elaborate railings, statues, and paint.
This is a view looking up the main dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.

11 comments:

Expats Again said...

I LOVE London, thank you for pointing out it's distinctive flavor.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful photos of London. There's so much history there.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Julie and Dave, I read your blog is copyrighed, I'm trying to do this with mine. Could you advise me how to go about this?
Thank you.
(This was the only place I could see to ask)
Have agood Monday.☺

Memphis MOJO said...

Great series.

Joanne said...

I am a London fan so I can always find lots of wonderful places and details, these a great shots, I love the Bankside/Southbank area, so much to see:)

JM said...

These are some fine details and views of a great city!

FP said...

What amazing photographs.
Good luck

John Ramoska

Linda said...

The Millenium Bridge is fun to cross. Quite a wind gets up off the river when you're out in the middle.

Mo said...

Ah but this is what Charlie likes. It's the new stuff he objects to

glenda said...

The dragon is amazing,love it. London is a fun bustling city and all the pomp and circumstance of the royals is quite exciting.

Joop Zand said...

Good composition and a nice photo.

greetings, Joop

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