London, United Kingdom. 2019 IX

Window & Doorway, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Spiral Stairway, The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Corner of The Jewel Tower & Old Palace Yard Residential Building, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

The Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

The Jewel Tower is a 14th-century surviving element of the Palace of Westminster, in London, England. It was built between 1365 and 1366 to house the personal treasure of King Edward III. The original Tower was a three-storey, crenellated stone building which occupied a secluded part of the Palace and was protected by a moat linked to the River Thames. The ground floor featured elaborate sculpted vaulting, described by historian Jeremy Ashbee as “an architectural masterpiece”. The Tower continued to be used for storing the monarch’s treasure and personal possessions until 1512, when a fire in the Palace caused King Henry VIII to relocate his court to the nearby Palace of Whitehall.

Police Presence, Old Palace Yard, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

BREXIT Protest, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

“‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello!”, Police Patrol, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Government Offices, 100 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, England UK

St Stephen’s Tavern, 10 Bridge Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Street Performer, Bridge Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Big Ben & Elizabeth Tower Maintenance, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London, England UK

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the striking clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. On 21 August 2017, a four-year schedule of renovation works began on the tower, which are to include the addition of a lift. There are also plans to re-glaze and repaint the clock dials. With a few exceptions, such as New Year’s Eve and Remembrance Sunday, the bells are to be silent until the work is completed in 2021.

“Boadicea and Her Daughters”, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

Boadicea and Her Daughters is a bronze sculptural group in London representing Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising in Roman Britain. It is located to the north side of the western end of Westminster Bridge, near Portcullis House and Westminster Pier, facing Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster across the road. It is considered the magnum opus of its sculptor, the English artist and engineer Thomas Thornycroft. Thornycroft worked on it from 1856 until shortly before his death in 1885, sometimes assisted by his son William Hamo Thornycroft, but it was not erected in its current position until 1902.

Tube Entrance, Westminster Underground Station, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

Across The Thames, Victoria Embankment to Queen’s Walk, Westminster, London, England UK

Panorama From London Eye to Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

Vintage Bridge Lamps, Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London, England UK

Bagpiping Busker, Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London, England UK

“South Bank Lion”, South Bank, London, England UK

The South Bank Lion, also known as the Red Lion, is a Coade stone sculpture of a standing male lion cast in 1837. It has stood at the east end of Westminster Bridge in London, to the north side of the bridge beside County Hall, since 1966. Painted red between 1951 and 1966, the paint was later removed to reveal again the white ceramic surface underneath.

Westminster Bridge, Westminster Bridge Road, Bishop’s, London, England UK

Archway, London Marriott Hotel, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bishop’s London, England UK

50 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

84 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Advertising Sign, Papyrus House, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Stone Carving, The George & Dragon, Cnr Blackheath Hill & Lewisham Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Side Door, The George & Dragon, Cnr Blackheath Hill & Lewisham Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Rainbow” Pub, The George & Dragon, Cnr Blackheath Hill & Lewisham Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Duver Court”, 12 Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

(Duver - not Dover)

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Skógafoss Waterfall, Skógarfoss, Iceland

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