Richard's Photo Gallery - London Bridge

When our gallant Norman foes made our merry land their own,
and the Saxons from the Conquerer were flying,
at his bidding it arose, in its panoply of stone,
a sentinel unliving and undying.

W.S.Gilbert - The Yeomen of the Guard, 1888

 The Thames to the East Location London SE1, OS Ref TQ328804
Date 2000 December 8th.
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From right:

Wren's Monument Location The Monument, London EC3, OS Ref TQ329806
Date 2000 December 8th.
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If Sir Christopher Wren had really been Britain's greatest architect then he would have installed electric lifts to the top of this thing. Three hundred and eleven steps. I ask: is it reasonable?

View across City of London Location The Monument, London EC3, OS Ref TQ329806
Date 2000 December 8th.
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What would Chris think were he to look North along Gracechurch Street to the Lloyds building (on the right) designed by Sir Richard Rogers? Or (on the the left) the Nat West Tower? "Ah, yes, I was thinking along those lines myself".

Leadenhall market Location Leadenhall, London EC3, OS Ref TQ331810
Date 2000 December 8th.
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Just before Lloyds is the entrance to Leadenhall Market. The cast iron enclosure dates to 1881 but the market itself has been here since the 14th. century.


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