It was a dark and gloomy day. A normal occurrence in this part of the world. However, it was a lot more cloudy than usual. To my surprise and ignorance, it started to rain hard. Like being hit with a garden hose, I was soaked. I had to find a store that sold ponchos and umbrellas. I was warned by my hosts that it rains unpredictably over here. Being the hardheaded person that was I, that warning went from one ear to the other without being processed in the middle. Regardless, this wasn’t going to stop me from having a good time.
After getting a poncho and an umbrella, I was ready to explore more of London. I keep hearing from friends and family about this famous Tower bridge. I was even told that you haven’t been to London unless you have seen the Tower Bridge. Growing in the San Francisco bay, I had to see the hype behind this bridge and compare it to the Golden Gate.
Once I got near Tower Bridge, I was approached by a local that was selling tour bus tickets. Might as well get a view of the Tower Bridge on a bus. Got on the bus and my inner tourist came out. Keep in mind, I was in a poncho the whole time. I always try to not look like a tourist. However, sometimes you just have to go with the flow. With my poncho and I love London hat, I was ready to see this Bridge.
Passing by Tower Bridge, it was an interesting experience. I learned from the tour guide that this bridge helped put a dent into the traffic problem in London. The cool thing about this bridge is that it still lifts when boats pass by. In the usa, lifting bridges are not the norm. I don’t think I ever saw one during my trips throughout the Usa. I saw people walking above us. It was a clear sign that I have to go back and see this bridge again.
The Golden Gate Bridge compared to the Tower Bridge is like old world meets the new world. The Tower Bridge has the medieval feel/look to it. While the Golden Gate looks a lot more modern. However, the bridges were only built about 40 years apart. The Golden Gate (1937) and Tower Bridge (1894) look like they were built 100’s of years apart. These two bridges might as well come from two different eras. This is what I love about traveling outside of the Usa. Even with the newer structures, there is a hint of deeper history in the designs.
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I did not know they were built only 40 years apart! That amazes me.
yeah, it feels like hundreds of years apart. I can see why the tower bridge is an icon for London
I like the new theme!
thank you so much! i’m so glad you like it 🙂
I got a chuckle out of you questioning whether wearing your poncho made you look like a tourist, but you already had the “I love London” hat on 🙂
It is a very medieval look to it. I had no idea the Golden Gate bridge is so old. In Seattle, there is a bridge that lifts for boats.
lol yeah had to buy a hat because of the rain.
I never knew Seattle had a bridge like that. I have a family that visited but never really went around. I have to go see it!
It’s fun to be a tourist on a red bus in London. In Duluth, Minnesota there is also a drawbridge.
I didnt know! i have to see it!
It’s near Grandma’s Restaurant. I think you can sit outside and watch the large ships go through.
Thanks for sharing this. Hope to see it someday! 💜✨
i hope so too! you will enjoy it! 🙂
I remember being very surprised that the bridge was built in the late 1800s when I visited London. It definitely has a much older feel to it. It’s absolutely beautiful though!
I know right. I thought it was built in like 1200’s or something. Even if it was built in the 1800s’ it’s still ahead of time.
Thanks for sharing all those nice fotos and interesting information tower bridger
thank you! that’s what i love about traveling, you learn something new
Thank you for sharing this, I will share too.
thank you for reading and liking this post 🙂
Love it! It reminded me so much of my first time in London – amazing memories! Thanks for sharing 😍
glad you enjoyed it 🙂 london is awesome!
I will add this to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing 😁
thank you for reading! 🙂
I remember learning songs about the London tower bridge in kindergarten and we must agree that it lifts is very innovative even for 1894! I like the photo angles, thank goodness London bridge is not falling down.
you guys did that over there too. we used to do that all the time as kid as well. Yeah, now that I think about it it’s very different from all the bridges built at 1894.
I think tower bridge looks cool and creepy in cloudy weather. Great photos!
thank you so much! yeah, London looks like that most of the time. never knew it was ao gloomy-looking up there
beautifully done post….makes one want to hop onto the next thing that gets you out there to experience all the thrill for yourself…thanks for being such a lovely ambassador of the travel industry..i pray for the industry to rise again…with more energy….blessings to all those involved in this amazing industry…..
thank you so much for this! i hope soon too! i can’t wait to travel again. I miss it so much! keep safe!
Praying for the travel industry to revive soon. I feel for the many who have been challenged during this time.
Same here! The awesome thing is countries are slowly opening up. Hopefully we will go back to normal soon
Wow this is really good infact I have a blog post about London on my blog too, why don’t you check it out, it’s called Travelling facts and Home Designing ideas
thank you for the suggestion!
Your welcome and thank you for liking and commenting on my post 😁
Your welcome but I was wondering if you could recommend my blog to some of your viewers