More London 

This is one of the newest additions to the London skyline.  It is called the Millennium Wheel and it is right on the Thames River next to Westminster Bridge.  It was built by British Airways who calls it the "London Eye".  It is 450 feet high and it takes 30 minutes to make one full trip around. Each of the pods you see on the wheel holds 25 people.  If you go to London and you want to ride the wheel make sure you make your reservation in advance!

The famous Tower Bridge over the Thames River.

A traffic view across Tower Bridge.

One of the most interesting places Audrey and I visited was the Tower of London.  The oldest part of the tower is the White Tower, seen here.  It was begun in 1078 by William the Conqueror.  Later rulers added other towers, more walls, and fortified gates.  Until the reign of James I, the Tower was also one of the royal residences.  The Tower of London is best known for being a prison and place of execution for many famous historical figures such as Sir Walter Raleigh, Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Sir Thomas More, and Lady Jane Grey.

Inside the Tower of London.  Beyond you can see Tower Bridge.  You could almost spend a whole day exploring the tower.  There is a lot of history to see here.

This is one of  the Yeoman Warders, better known as a Beefeaters, who gave us a great tour.

Another Royal Guard at the Tower of London.  Inside the building behind him, the Crown Jewels are kept.  I think they keep that cap pulled down over their eyes so we can't catch them sleeping!


Here are two of London's most famous residents, recently relocated from the British Colony of Georgia, Benjamin & Tiana!