The second part of my photo-story about London.
It was a police street-station, but nowadays they are used as a coffee stops.
Welcome to Belgravia district.
Belgravia is noted for its very expensive residential properties and is one of the wealthiest districts in the world.
Spiderman? Superman? Window washer, man!
As you understand, these pictures from Belgravia, too.
The Queen’s Guard is the name given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences. The British Army has regiments of both Horse Guards and Foot Guards predating the English Restoration (1660), and since the reign of King Charles II these regiments have been responsible for guarding the Sovereign’s palaces.
They are not purely ceremonial, despite tourist perceptions to the contrary. The Queen’s Guard are fully operational soldiers.
The Green Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is located in the City of Westminster, next to Buckingham Palace.
Green Park covers 19 hectares between Hyde Park and St. James’s Park. Together with Kensington Gardens and the gardens of Buckingham Palace, these parks form an almost unbroken stretch of open land reaching from Whitehall and Victoria station to Kensington and Notting Hill.
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum was opened in 1881 and it was officially known as British Museum (Natural History) until 1992.
But I must say that the Natural History Museum in New York City is much more interesting (of course, in my humble opinion).
This escalator looks like a scene from “Total Recall” movie.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
The museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and covers 12.5 hectares and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.
The central garden in V&A museum was opened as the John Madejski Garden in 2005. The design is a subtle blend of the traditional and modern: the layout is formal; there is an elliptical water feature lined in stone with steps around the edge which may be drained to use the area for receptions, gatherings or exhibition purposes.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery, one of the galleries in international modern art and forms part of the Tate group. Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.
City view from Greenwich borough.
British clipper ship Cutty Sark. Built in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest
Greenwich is an early-established district of today’s London. Greenwich notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time.
Greenwich town centre.
Greenwich Park is one of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed (in 1433), it covers 74 hectares, and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site.
Queen’s House is a former royal residence built between 1616 and 1635 in Greenwich, then a few miles down-river from London and now a district of the city. Its architect was Inigo Jones, for whom it was a crucial early commission, for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I. Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in the country.
The Shepherd Gate Clock is mounted on the wall outside the gate of the Royal Greenwich Observatory building. The clock, an early example of an electric clock, was a slave mechanism controlled by electric pulses transmitted by a master clock inside the main building. The network of master and slave clocks was constructed and installed by Charles Shepherd in 1852. The clock by the gate was probably the first to display Greenwich Mean Time to the public, and is unusual in using the 24-hour analogue dial.
The Royal Observatory.
Double-decker bus is one of the symbols of United Kingdom.
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. The subject of the Memorial is the Greek god Anteros and was given the name The Angel of Christian Charity but is generally mistaken for his brother Eros.
The Mall is a road in the City of Westminster, between Buckingham Palace at its western end and Trafalgar Square via Admiralty Arch to the east. The Mall began as a field for playing pall-mall. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was a fashionable promenade, bordered by trees.
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square, founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
The Elizabeth Tower, more popularly known as Big Ben. Big Ben is a British cultural icon, the tower is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom and is often in the establishing shot of films set in London.
Horse Guards is a large Grade I listed historical building in the Palladian style between Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade. The Household Cavalry is made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals. The Household Cavalry is part of the Household Division and is the Queen’s official bodyguard.
Westminster Bridge and The London Eye.
The London Eye (the Millennium Wheel) is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. The structure is 135 meters tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters. When erected in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.
Big Ben and Palace of Westminster.
St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel is a 5-star hotel situated in the area of Whitehall.
St Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade 1 listed building. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604.
The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognizable sights of London. Its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City churches, dominated the skyline for 300 years.
The Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames. Construction began in 1998, and it initially opened in June 2000. Londoners nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” after pedestrians felt unexpected swaying motion.
20 Fenchurch Street skyscraper.
The O2 Arena.