You mean, that’s not the London Bridge?
Oh, the heartache upon learning that my favorite bridge isn’t actually the London Bridge; it’s called the Tower Bridge, a very unimpressive name, if you should ask me. Could someone rename this structure to ‘London Bridge’, please?
Though one of the most famous bridges in the world, the sad truth is that the London Bridge simply does not exist anymore. The real London Bridge is gone, though it didn’t fall down. It has been replaced by something more modern (and it isn’t pretty). I don’t even have my own photograph of the modern London Bridge.
Regardless, this structure will always remain London Bridge in my heart. Did you know that it took over 50 designs and eight years to find a satisfactory design? No wonder this bridge now tops Great Britain’s list of architectural icons that make up London’s distinctive skyline.
My sister and her husband were our hosts in London. They have a lovely home with a garden at the back. This was a very short trip but one that is very special. I was so excited to see my sister that I had made absolutely no plans to see the city. My brother-in-law had to drag us out of the house to go sightseeing (and I’m so grateful to him for this otherwise I won’t have any photographic proof of having set foot in London).
The weather was just right. We walked, talked a lot, and simply enjoyed the amazing view of the bridge over River Thames. There was even a wedding shoot going on, the bride looking exquisite in her delicate white gown. The groom? Well, I did not notice. Who looks at the groom when the bride’s around?
We then stopped by for a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream and sat outdoors to take in the view while sipping our drink. It was absolutely lovely!