England Day 5
England Day 4
England Day 3
Just outside Bampton England we stopped at a local cemetery.
Because I Could Not Stop For Death – Poem by Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death-
He kindly stopped for me-
The Carriage held but just Ourselves-
We slowly drove- He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility-
We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess- in the Ring-
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain-
We passed the Setting Sun-
Or rather- He passed us-
The Dews drew quivering and chill-
For only Gossamer, my Gown-
My Tippet- only Tulle-
We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground-
The Roof was scarcely visible-
The Cornice- in the Ground-
Since then- ’tis Centuries- and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity-
London Day 2 (2)
London Day 2
The “London Eye”.
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. Its height was surpassed by the 520 feet (158 m) tall Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 541 feet (165 m) tall Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 550 feet (168 m) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel”. Wikipedia
This post is submitted for A Photo a Week Challenge. This week’s challenge is History.
Officially it is know as Elizabeth Tower. It was renamed from Clock Tower to Elizabeth Tower to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee in 2012. However it is still referred to as “Big Ben”.
London, Day 1 (2)
The Tower of London.
Tower of London with the White Castle which is within on the right.
Anyone need a suit of armor?