Archive for June, 2008
A closer image of Number 1, London Bridge. Reflected in its intriguing windows are some cranes, together with the towers of one of London’s mainline rail stations, London Cannon Street, which has a roof-top garden and restaurant.
I took my camera out with me this evening, because I knew I would be passing this London landmark. Rather delightfully, the bridge was being raised to allow a very large yacht to pass through.
It reminded me of the story my mother has told in the past. When she was in her twenties, she and my Dad used to travel up together to their respective work places in Central London. Often they would catch a lift from an old friend, Tom. It was easier in those days to drive into town and I guess pretty simple and inexpensive to find a parking space compared to today.
Although the roads might have been less busy, the river traffic was heavier than it is today, and less predictable. The bridge lifted more frequently and often the car Mum, Dad and Tom were in got stuck waiting in the queue whilst the bridge was up. She was frequently late for work and it drove her crazy!