I have always lived and worked in London. I am a proud Londoner but over the years, I had got quite London blasé and had stopped appreciating the beauty on my doorstep. However, working with a Kiwi business partner and lots of clients who want Iconic London photo shoots, I have re-discovered my love for what in my opinion is the BEST City in the World. How lucky am I?? This year is set to be an amazing year for London, who of course are hosting the Olympics but I hope that people (Londoners or otherwise!) take the time to STOP and look at the beauty of the architecture and City.
Today, after a client viewing in Chelsea, I was driving back along the river and my breath caught as I glimpsed the bridge through the trees of the embankment. It has always been my favourite bridge and has always captivated me, initially as a small child when my lovely Grandad told me it was called "the trembling lady" and that soldiers had to fall out of step when crossing her. There even used to be sign confirming this but as I was in the car, I didn't get a chance to look. Looking back, I have no idea "why" it was called the "trembling lady" - can anyone enlighten me??
As an adult, I would stumble home in a black cab through the deserted streets its lights always gave me reassurance that I was nearly home and "south of the river".
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It is beautifully lit at night by 4,000 bulbs and is a stunning chalky pink colour. For the last few years it has been shut for refurbishment but I am thrilled that we can now drive over it again. For me, it will always have a special place in my heart.
Do you have a favourite London Landmark? If so, what is it and why?
Peace and Love