Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Here is another very recognizable sight, Tower Bridge in London. The last time I was in London, I stayed at a friend's flat right on the Thames with this bridge as my view from the balcony. It was a perfect place to stay as there was a lot of activity on the river below.
The river was especially busy when the King and Queen of Norway arrived in their yacht and escort ship and dropped anchor right outside the window. We could see (and hear) the gun salute from the Tower of London and a royal escort boat was sent to take them up the river toward Buckingham Palace. You can see the sailers standing at attention on the escort ship. They were waiting for the King and Queen of Norway to transfer to Queen Elizabeth's escort boat (pictured below).