Sunday, January 15, 2006

St Pauls and Tate Modern

A sunday afternoon walk taking in the sights of St Paul's, Southwark, a very old church and one very small boat. As well as a visit to Tate Modern (art gallery).

Looking towards St Paul's from Millenium Bridge.

The building Tate Modern is in
once was a power house.

Looking east up down the Thames on the Southwark
side. That is Southwark Bridge in the distance.

Looking back at St Paul's from one of the
observation decks at Tate Modern.

Southwark Cathedral - Oldest gothic church in London,
which has seen many famous people, including Chaucer,
Shakespeare, Massinger and Dickens.

If you have seen the film Crackerjack then you may remember Bill Hunter's character Stan talking about Sir Francis Drake being the father of lawn bowls. This galleon is a full-size reconstruction Drake's Golden Hind, which travelled over 140,000 miles, including a full lap of the world. This ship held a crew of 80 during its trip around the world. The photos don't really do the size justice - this boat was tiny for what it achieved in its sailing life!

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