Barbara Heninger Two-Week England Tour
Featuring London and The Lake District


August 29, 2015 through September 13, 2015

2015, Herbert E. Lindberg

Day 4, Thames River Cruise, Page 1 of 3

This page is part of the following day by day tour. The full tour is also given in four full-screen, high definition YouTube videos which you can jump to from Tour Videos. The pictures here allow you to focus back on specific items that interest you from the videos. The page numbers in the table below are links to jump to the page. Also,  when you are marching through all the pages you can use links at the bottom of each page to jump to the logically following page to view the entire trip in chronological order.

1. London -- Westminster, St. James's Park Page 1    Page 2
2. London -- Trafalgar Square, National Gallery
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3. London -- Science Museum, Churchill War Rooms
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4. London -- Thames River Cruise, Tower of London
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5. London, Half-hour Train Ride to -- Hampton Court Palace
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6.   Lake District -- Arrive at Two-Views Cottage
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7.   Lake District -- Steam Gondola Lake Cruise
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8.   Lake District -- Troutbeck and Windermere
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9.   Lake District -- Beatrix Potter Hill Top, Tea at Broadoaks
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10. Lake District -- Wordsworth Home, Troutbeck Townend
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11. Lake District -- Wordsworth Church in Grasmere, Castlerigg
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12. Lake District -- Herb & Mary Walk from Two-Views Cottage
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13. Lake District -- Chatsworth--home of the Duke of Devonsire
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We had a great view of the London Eye on the opposite (north) side of the river as we waited for our tour boat.   (Click for Large to see how big those pods are!)
There are 32 pods and each pod  holds up to 25 people, who are free to walk around inside the pod, though seating is provided.

Nice view of Big Ben tower and Parliament as we left the Westminster pier heading east.  Right of Big Ben is Portcullis House.   (Click for Large)

North bank of river.  Interesting paint job on this ship.  The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral is on far right.

Two beautiful buildings of contrasting architecture.   (Click for Large)
On right is Unilever House, built on the former site of Bridewell Palace, a residence of Henry VIII.  Construction started in 1929.
On the left is the second home of the City of London School, 1883-1987, now occupied by J. P. Morgan.
The school was established by a private Act of Parliament in 1834 for poor boys of London and is still in operation, on Queen Victoria Street since 1986.

Blackfriars Railway Bridge covered with solar panels. The pink columns were left in place as a memory of an earlier railroad bridge.

Skyscrapers Leadenhall Building, Walkie-Talkie building, and the beautiful Southwark Bridge.   (Click for Large)

Apartment buildings: the one on the left is pregnant.   (Click for Large)

Approaching Tower Bridge (built 18861894), a magnificent symbol of London.   (Click for Large)

The Tower of London, symbol of earlier brutal rule.   (Click for Large)

Passing under beautiful Tower Bridge.   (Click for Large)

A main tower and an abutment tower at the other end of a suspension section of the bridge.   (Click for Large)
The bullet-shaped building right of center was dubbed the Gherkin, meaning cucumber.

Closer view of the abutment tower.

Tower Bridge in interesting light as we approached the Tower of London pier.   (Click for Large)

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1. London -- Westminster, St. James's Park Page 1    Page 2
2. London -- Trafalgar Square, National Gallery
Page 1    Page 2
3. London -- Science Museum, Churchill War Rooms
Page 1 
4. London -- Thames River Cruise, Tower of London
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
5. London, Half-hour Train Ride to -- Hampton Court Palace
Page 1    Page 2    Page 3   Page 4
6.   Lake District -- Arrive at Two-Views Cottage
Page 1 
7.   Lake District -- Steam Gondola Lake Cruise
Page 1    Page 2
8.   Lake District -- Troutbeck and Windermere
Page 1   
9.   Lake District -- Beatrix Potter Hill Top, Tea at Broadoaks
Page 1    Page 2
10. Lake District -- Wordsworth Home, Troutbeck Townend
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3
11. Lake District -- Wordsworth Church in Grasmere, Castlerigg
Page 1    Page 2
12. Lake District -- Herb & Mary Walk from Two-Views Cottage
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13. Lake District -- Chatsworth--home of the Duke of Devonsire
Page 1    Page 2   Page 3