When I think of skylines I think of cities and as London is my favourite city in the world, I have to share some photos of the London skyline, including the mighty River Thames, the London Eye, Westminster, St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. Every building in view seems to mean something to me from my sojourn there.
In my first year in London (awhile back now) I came across this poem by William Dunbar (1465? – 1530?) in the wonderful Museum of London on Aldersgate Street and it summed up the wonder of this magnificent city.
Above all rivers they river hath renown,
Whose beryl streames, pleasant and preclare,
Under thy lusty walles runneth down;
Where many a swan doth swim with winges fair,
Where many a barge doth sail, and row with oar,
Where many a ship doth rest with top-royal.
O town of townes, patron and not compare,
London, thou art the flower of Cities all.
Don’t miss a trip to the Museum of London if you’re in town, I’ve always loved it but it has recently had a makeover with some wonderful new exhibits including a recreation of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Read more about the London of Charles Dickens in my post.
I also highly recommend exploring the markets and streets of East London – multi-cultural and full of character. Especially great for food and vintage gear.
By Natasha von Geldern
Where is your favourite place to see London’s skyline?