PHOTOGRAPHY DAYS OUT LONDON
Houses of Parliament
Starting at The Palace of Westminster, commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. Its name, which derives from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey. Is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords
The area has been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years.
The London Eye
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.
The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
“Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living display of British history.”
Construction of the present church begun in 1245 by King Henry III, yet since 1066, when King Harold and William the Conqueror were crowned, the coronations of English and British monarchs have been held here.
Since 1100, there have been at least 16 royal weddings at the abbey.
This is really a wonderful piece of history and fantastic to photograph!
St James Park
St James's Park is the oldest Royal Park in London and is surrounded by three palaces.The most ancient is Westminster, which has now become the Houses of Parliament, St James's Palace and of course, the best known, Buckingham Palace.
The park was once a marshy water meadow. But now is host to a beautiful range of flowers, ponds and wild birds. Perfect for practicing your newly learnt skills!
This fun and visually stunning location is home to Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art.
The fountains grand and make for both technically challenging and photographically impressive pictures!