postcard from London | something old and new

building reflected in building (c) 2019 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

Prince Charles might disapprove, but some modern architecture does complement traditional architecture quite well. I submit this example of a contemporary glass-and-steel office building whose windows reflect a traditional waterfront building against a clear blue sky.

We were on our way to a tour of the HMS Belfast, now a permanent museum docked in the Thames. We enjoyed a 45 minute tour of the ship which participated in World War II's D-Day invasion. Our tour guide was informative but succinct, and Noteworthy Events planned a hands-on discovery for us — from hoisting signal flags that spelled "BROWNELL" to a chance to fire the ship's cannons.

The Belfast is docked in a prime location with a head-on view of Tower Bridge. I especially recommend this tour for families with children.

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