Found my fave new coffee spot @stoneystreet26 🌸☕ A beautiful restaurant overlooking the famous @boroughmarket serving a gorgeous brew from @assemblyroast in thee cutest cups; just the perfect size to hug on a cold winters day and people watch. Sit in and do just that or they've a take-away window to grab a coffee (and galette) to go.
I cant wait to visit to try their seasonal food very soon - from the great people @26grains 📍London Bridge
Tra le due torri, a una distanza di 61 metri, è installato un ponteggio mobile, che può girare fino a un angolo di 86 gradi per consentire il passaggio del traffico fluviale, mentre si può percorrere la sua distanza a piedi in un minuto. Si calcola che il ponte venga aperto circa un migliaio di volte l'anno.
La macchina idraulica originale del Tower Bridge ha subito alcune modifiche: il ponte levatoio continua ad operare ad energia idroelettrica, ma dal 1976 i suoi ingranaggi sono guidati da petrolio ed elettricità, piuttosto che a vapore.
La costruzione è durata otto anni e ha coinvolto la collaborazione di cinque imprese e il lavoro incessante di 432 lavoratori. E’ sorretto da due enormi pilastri che tengono la costruzione madre. Sono state utilizzate più di 11.000 tonnellate di acciaio per costruire la struttura delle torri e dei camminamenti, una cornice elegantemente rivestita con granito di Cornish e pietra di Portland.
Le due torri sono collegate da percorsi pedonali progettati per attraversare il fiume quando il ponte si elevava per lasciar passare le barche, anche se la gente preferiva usare le scale per scendere giù al ponte. Scoraggiati senza dubbio anche dalla cattiva reputazione che avevano questi camminamenti superiori, frequentati da prostitute e ladri.
In ogni caso, il fatto è che nel 1910 questi gateway sono stati chiusi al pubblico. Oggi, completamente coperti da protezione, sono stati aggiunti dei telescopi per ammirare il panorama.
Wenn man schon mal in London ist, muss man natürlich auch die Standard Sehenswürdigkeiten mitnehmen. Und was soll ich sagen, ich liebe London, wenn es um Architektur geht und das, obwohl ich keine Ahnung davon habe. 😂
Here we have the underside of London Bridge. The present concrete bridge is just over 40 years old however there has been a London Bridge on this spot for almost 2,000 years, almost the entirety of London's existence essentially
The longest standing bridge on this spot was Old London Bridge, a stone bridge which existed between the 1200's and the mid 1800's. The bridge was over 25ft wide and became peppered with buildings, over 200 at one point including houses and shops
Due to the close proximity of the buildings, many fires broke out including one in 1212 which started at both ends of the bridge at the same time!
The southern side of the bridge became notorious by the 14th century for its rather grim displays. It was here that the severed and preserved heads of traitors were impaled upon spikes and left for all to see. The first of these heads was that of Scottish knight Sir William Wallace
By the 18th century, the bridge was weak with age and by the 1760's, the buildings had been demolished. Despite several attempts to renovate and restructure the bridge, it was deemed no longer safe and was also demolished
A new bridge was built in its wake, which lasted just over 100 years until it too was replaced due to sinking. This Victorian London Bridge was bought in the 1960's by American entrepreneur Robert McCulloch. The bridge was carefully dismantled and shipped to California before being transported to Arizona. It was then rebuilt across Lake Havasu in western Arizona 🧱
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Woohoo finally I met her Majesty and Royal Corgi, after 17 months of long wait I met them before I going back,
Don't be like what, the only queen I can afford to meet is Lego Queen.
Thanks @hamleysofficial for this moment. ...
I know it's funny, because I admire everything about her but there is one thing I don't like about her Majesty, i.e conspiracy of princess Diana.
As I have freedom of speech in UK unlike in India. ...
I have special interest towards princess of Wales.
Not because she's people's princess, beautiful, and not even because she's mother of Mr. Harry
It's because Her passing away day is my birth day.
On an exact note Same day and same year.
Anyways leave it, when British people ask me how big you want to be in life?
I say I want to be on the guest list from my nation for operation London bridge (not everyone would get this, try to find out). Always want to meet her at any point of life. ...
As she mentioned "let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom."
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“When there is a smile in your heart there’s no better time to start “ Peter Pan .
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