Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Parliament


The Parliament Building in London is universally recognized and almost everyone has heard of Big Ben standing tall at the very end.  I arrived here around 9:00 AM so that I could get the sun shining on the building and I lucked out with a gorgeous blue sky to go with that golden glow.  After taking some photos, I walked over to the London Eye and took a ride on that giant ferris wheel.  I got more great photos of this icon from high up.  I'll post a couple of those on Sunday!

9 comments:

Mersad said...

Unusually blue skies for London, but it really payed off to come earlier. Less traffic too. Great shot, and I also love the light.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Thérèse said...

Such a great pic!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is the best light on Parliament that I have ever seen. Except Monet's interpretation of the light on Parliament might be a close second to your photo.

Kate said...

Pretty darned impressive, Sharon!! PS. I left a message for you on my blog today.

Judy said...

It pays to get out early!

LONDONLULU said...

Beautiful place and image! Our old stomping grounds (we used to live in Southbank:) - thanks for the trip down memory lane...

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Have to tell you this story. When SWMBO and I visited London, we were in this vicinity. Confused by all the buildings, I approached a bobby (I think) and asked him where the Parliament was. He smiled sardonically and pointed his finger directly over his shoulder!

llandudnopictures said...

You did very well to capture not only a blue sky... but not a car in sight either!

Jack said...

Look out! Big Ben is falling over. (When I am at the furthest wide angle end of my zoom lens, I often worry about the edge tilt, but it is kind of unavoidable to get everything in, like this!)