The second day in London we took a stroll down to the River Thames after I finished my presentation. It was fairly clear and sunny that morning and early afternoon, but turned cloudy before long, so we headed back to the Underground to make our way back to the hotel and find a place for dinner.
I recognized the London Eye, which sits on the South Bank of the Thames. It opened to the public in 2000 as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, but by our visit in 2006, it had been surpassed by China’s Star of Nanchang which was 16 feet taller. However, it is (or was) the world’s tallest cantilevered wheel meaning it is only supported on one side. It celebrated its 20th birthday in March 2020–and we all know what was happening around the world then.
The following day we did our hop on/hop off tour. It is interesting now as I am looking back at the photographs to note how often the sky changed, and, in this series, how often the London Eye was visible from various locations