Fast forward to London

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From the Karamana river side to Thames rive side, the journey was very pleasant. Wedding day  memories has blurred leaving behind thousands of high resolution photographs.

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London, one of the oldest yet the brightest city of the world. The land which has been part of every history lesson I have learned back in school. Even a bad history student like me could recognise few of the many marvellous monuments while walking down the wet English streets.

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady……

Couldn’t stop singing the above, during the first weeks here. My 3 year old niece wanted me to confirm if there was water under the bridge. Kids are sensible these days, don’t want to believe everything they see or hear.  😉 So we went to check it out on her behalf.

Until, I reached the Tower bridge, I was under the impression that the London bridge is the iconic Tower bridge. Well, London bridge looks like any other bridge while, the tower bridge stands as the icon out there for the world to see. So what I actually wanted to see was the tower bridge. I wanted to see it go up, letting a boat to pass by. I also wanted to go on top of the bridge.

We didn’t hesitate to buy the tickets to go up and to be on the glass floor. Yes, they have glass floor up on top to see the transport pass by below. Its 8gbp for entry and I would say its worth going up once.

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We on the glass floor!

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They have displayed some pictures of famous bridges, on the walls you will see pictures with description about different bridges. We walked in hope of finding atleast one bridge from India. But no, there is none from India.

As per the brochure : When tower bridge was built, it was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed. The bridge was completed in 1886 and about 40 thousand people cross it every day!

Well, you can google for the facts. All in all, it is a must visit in London.

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