Westminster

The Thames is the heart of historic London.  The reason London exists.  Even before the Romans arrived it was thought to be far enough up river to prevent flooding and far enough down river to be relied upon for transport, protection and food.

The idea worked for centuries.  Though in recent years barrier gates have been added down river to improve the margin of error.

On Tuesday we looked at the Tower and it’s bridge.  Today we head upstream for a look at Parliament and Big Ben.

The river has a southern shore, of course.  But jumping from side to side would give all of us a headache and make some of us seasick.  We will stick to views of the north shore as we go.

Those of you without a nautical bent will be glad to know this is our final view of London from the water.  Please enjoy.

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About Paul and Karen Brisson

Producers of SlowTV. Scenic videos that use light and motion to explore the natural world. We make them, watch them and enjoy sharing them. Please watch and comment.
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3 Responses to Westminster

  1. Wanda Cooper says:

    Love it. The cruise ship pilot has the perfect job. It can’t get any better than having Big Ben as the grand finale.

  2. Don says:

    The travelogue moves on upriver (or is it down) and I am pleased to be entertained by it. Someday I may get to see it first hand. But, for now, the vicarious experience is just fine.
    Don

  3. Don says:

    Seems you have become a travel log and not slow TV; or maybe it’s a slow TV travel log? Loved the scenery but found the narrative and noise in the background annoying.

    Marge

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