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Friday, 26 February 2010

The Tallest Ferris Wheel in the World

The British Airways London Eye is the unmistakable landmark in London. It is visible from almost anywhere within central London. I passed by it many times when I was there in June 2009, but surprisingly I didn't go on board for a flight (as the sponsor British Airways calls it).

By night, the Ferris wheel will turn into a brightly lit 'bicycle wheel'. The multi-coloured County Hall serves as a very good background though.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Mini Superheroes

Stuff: Mobile phone danglers
Date taken: 20th February 2010
Camera equipment: Nikon D300 + Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D

Monday, 22 February 2010

Westminster Abbey

The Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, or commonly known as the Westminster Abbey is the most important commemoration site for the British royalty, England's notable statesmen and artistic idols. Nearly every English king and queen since William I has been crowned in Westminster, with no exception of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953. Out of all the rulers of England, 18 are buried here together with some of the nation's political idols and poets.

Visiting the Westminster Abbey is not free of charge. It set my wallet back by £15.

Above the arch of each entrance are statues of the saints, similar to most of the cathedrals and churches I visited around Europe.

Photography is not allowed inside the building, so I could only shoot pictures of the internal courtyard.

The internal courtyard was where I could see the flying buttresses supporting the main building.

After I have made one round through the small chapels, tombs and monuments inside the building, I decided to get out of it as it was very crowded. As one of the most visited churches around the world, I somewhat expected the crowd but it was intolerably busy. That was beyond my expectation! The church is arguably more impressive from outside than within.

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