Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Magnificent London City Hall Building

As we traveled on foot along the popular River Thames in London, I just could not stop myself from admiring the scenery.  Although the walk was very long combined with the unpredictable sunny-rain-showery weather, I, Bebe and Lo kept on going, enjoying every step we took.

After crossing London’s iconic symbol, Tower Bridge, I could already feel my legs shaking a bit.  Tired and exhausted, I took a quick break and sat down with the birds.

Taking a two-minute break with the pigeons on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge:

Sitting on that spot gave me that window of opportunity to really look around and experience London’s beauty.  Deep breaths, a smile for the camera and then we kept on going.

A few meters away from Tower Bridge stands this magnificent building.  I had no idea whatsoever what it was.  I found myself mesmerized.  I was a bit stressed that day due to the long itinerary we had to fit into just one day that I had no much time for asking questions.  So, I did the quickest act to do… take photos and ask later.

So well, days later, I have learned that the magnificent building is the City Hall of London – the headquarters of the London City Mayor and the London Assembly.  Wow.  I wish I had the luxury of time to get inside the building and snap some shots.  For now, this will do…

The City Hall in Central London designed by Norman Foster and cost £65 million to construct:

The next time I get the chance to pass by London’s City Hall, I’ll definitely make an effort to get inside and see its beauty from within.

How about you?  Have you ever been to the London City Hall?  If so, have you gotten in?

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