A continued story from Poppies at the Tower, here are the images describing the next part of our walk beside the mighty Thames.
After seeing the poppies we walked over Tower bridge and on towards The Shard, and of course we all made the comment about how the Americans bought ‘London bridge’ thinking they were getting ‘Tower Bridge’ but instead had purchased the infinitly more non-descript bridge further down the river. The sun shone, the clouds wooshed above us, and there was a lot of hustle and bustle over and around the river. When we got to The Shard just on the last approach, there was a really fun and quite timeless, water art feature running along the street. It was a kind of small straight river or aquaduct running through the middle of the lane. People were splashing each other and kids were jumping over it, back and forth, to see if they could pretend to fall in, and have a great excuse for soaking themselves. We continued on to Borough market with all its lovely old stalls, but it was a bit late in the day by then so we just went for a nice meal, myself having one of the nicest arrangement of ingredients I have had in ages.
Aquaduct through to the shard above and below
No Whineing please!