Trip to London


Shakespeare Mural

This evening, I am reprising a trip to London.

First, we transferred down to London from Glasgow by rail, arriving at our hotel, close to the south bank of the River Thames, about 5.00pm.

Our prime objective was to attend a performance next day at the Globe Theatre which is a reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre associated with William Shakespeare.This was built in 1599, destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and finally demolished in 1644.

The locale of the Globe Theatre, close to London Bridge, is very compact and offers excellent photo opportunities of important and historic sites as shown in this post.

Replica of Golden Hind, an English galleon best known for her privateering circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake.

Remains of the 12th century Palace of the Bishops of Winchester

River Thames Tour Boat

Globe Theatre

London architecture

Tour Boat on Thames

River Thames at night

The Shard,a 95-story supertall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London.

Tower of Southwark Cathedral which, as a Christian place of worship, has a provenance dating back to AD 606.


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