Marlow is a beautiful town of about 14,00 residents about 40 miles west of London.  Notable residents of Marlow include Mary Shelley (who wrote Frankenstein) and poet T. S. Elliot.  There has been a bridge over the Thames River in Marlow since the reign of King Edward III in the 14th century.  The current Marlow […]

I realize I’m dating myself, but I cannot read, hear, or say the words “Tower of London” without hearing Neil Tennant’s voice (Pet Shop Boys) singing the lyrics to their hit song from the 80s.  Too bad they didn’t perform that song at the Olympics earlier this year, instead of West End Girls, so more […]

After shooting what seemed like a thousand pictures of the Tower Bridge, I turned around and saw this beautiful reflection in the plate glass windows of a little cafe on the waterfront of the Thames River. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Tower Bridge London:  Under the London Bridge

The Tower Bridge, that crosses the Thames River by the Tower of London, is sometimes confused with the London Bridge which is the next bridge upstream.  Originally painted a greenish-blue color, the bridge was painted in its current red, white, and blue color palette in 1977 for Queen Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee. What do you […]

Throughout the course of history, there have been several London Bridges that have spanned the Thames River in central London.  The current bridge opened in 1973 and is constructed of concrete and steel.  The first London Bridge was a timber bridge built by the Roman founders of London. You Might Also Enjoy: London:  Keep Calm […]