Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 74, flying over London

I believe that our Parisian experience will be one of the most unforgettable trips of this journey....sadly we must now say au revoir to France.

As we make our way to our next destination, Sita and Amit are nagging me
..... they were so impressed with Paris at night that they want to see London, (Mumbai's sister city) at night too.......
Ok , we will make a little detour for you....we will fly over London tonight....
And there is all its glory...

Oh, wow, this is like a scene out of a Harry Potter movie, remember the Order of the Phoenix??? Aaaawesome!!!!!

There is Piccadilly Circus, a famous road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly.

The Circus is particularly known for its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side, as well as the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of an archer popularly known as Eros (sometimes called The Angel of Christian Charity, but intended to be Anteros).

And there is the famous Tower Bridge, an iconic symbol of London!

It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge over the River Thames.
The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways.

And there is the London Eye, and also known as the Millennium Wheel.
At a height of 135 metres (443 ft),it is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe!!

The wheel carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned egg-shaped passenger capsules, attached to its external circumference, each capsule representing one of the London Boroughs.

Each 10 tonne capsule holds 25 people, who are free to walk around inside the capsule, though seating is provided.
It rotates at 26 cm (10 in) per second (about 0.9 km/h (0.6 mph) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes.
Pretty cool huh?

Well guys, now its finally time to say goodbye to Europe as we head for the Middle East.

Cheerio London.

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