Evenings at London Bridge

When returning home each evening from the Borough, we usually cross London Bridge. We have seen it in many different sorts of weather.

The Shard
The Shard
For once, discreetly veiled

On Monday, the weather was overcast and the top of the (still unfinished) Shard was, for once, discreetly veiled in mist. It is strange to think that when those top floors are occupied at some future date, there will be times when the occupants will not be able to see out because of cloud or mist pressing close about the top of the building.

Sunset from London Bridge
Sunset from London Bridge
Note the gulls enjoying their evening fly-around

This evening, in contrast, the sky was clear (which probably means a cold night) and we caught this view of the sinking sun across the Thames and the buildings along Bankside. The gulls were enjoying their evening fly-around, so high up that they appear as little more than black dots against the sky. You may also spot an aeroplane close to the top edge, just to the right of the dark shred of cloud.

A pink sky in the east
A pink sky in the east
Looking downriver to Tower Bridge

Downriver, to the east, the sky had a softer, darker glow, but still reflected the colour of the sunset. All being well, this means a fine day tomorrow.

As for us, irresistibly drawn as to a magnet, we entered the nearby cafe and ordered coffee and cake before continuing our journey home!

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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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2 Responses to Evenings at London Bridge

  1. catzz says:


    I have always had a fascination with London Bridge. I think I might be getting the chance to see it in person next year! Keeping my fingers crossed 🙂
    Hope all is well with you Silver Tiger!

    • SilverTiger says:

      Yes, thanks all OK here.

      I hope you do get a chance to visit our fascinating city. There is a lot to see and a lot of history to unravel.

      With regard to bridges, the one most people want to see, is Tower Bridge, that one designed to harmonize with the Tower of London.

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