Last week, just before embarking on my Weston-super-Mare trip, I spent the day with my Dad and my brother, who were over on a UK visit from Amsterdam. We did the typical tourist thing and took a boat trip down the Thames from Embankment to Greenwich and back again. But it was very enjoyable, relaxing and a great opportunity to take in all the London landmarks (and why is it that you only do these things when friends and relatives come to visit and never on your own??!) Plus the weather was absolutely gorgeous, making the day all the more fabulous! And here's the evidence...
My Dad and Bro....about to embark on our voyage...Wooohooo!!
My papa looking relaxed and chilled...and what's that coming up on his right...?
It's the transmitter for the Nestene Consciousness!! Oh my giddy aunt!!
How positively charming. Parents are supposed to set a good example. So much for that, eh?
Coming up to the Millennium Bridge. Once wobbly, now not very wobbly atall.
City Hall - home to the Mayor of London! Tres modern eh?
Tower Bridge - one of my favourite London bridges (the others are rather...flat by contrast).
Oh my lord! It's the Tower of London! Off with her head!
Getting closer to Tower Bridge...will we make it under do you think?
I rather liked these modern red brick buildings. And interesting shape/design. Reminds me of Lego.
Another funky building with an unusual design...
Approaching Docklands, and...oh my goodness!! It's the Torchwood Tower!! Thank heavens there weren't any Daleks or Cybermen flying around.
Yet another interesting modern design...London is awash with them.
Docklands swank pads. Probably cost a total fortune.
View from the top of the hill, Greenwich Park. Gorgeous!!
My Dad and bro, groovin' in front of Greenwich Observatory...
Chilling on the grass...
Boat trip back...more chilling...
Me and my Pops.
Tower Bridge in silhouette...stylish eh?
The Houses of P, Big B and Portcullis House. Mmm they managed to fix Big Ben nicely after the Slitheen spaceship tore a chunk out of it, didn't they? And isn't that Mr Saxon I spy in front of Parliament in the far off distance? And the Daleks crossing Westminster - OKAY, ENOUGH! Anyone would think I was a Dr Who fan with all these copious references!!
Gustavo then joined us for a post-boat trip drink...nice!!