We took this photo of the River Thames and London skyline while walking across the famous Tower Bridge.
That tall, pretty, slightly-oval-shaped building is officially 30 St Mary Axe, but colloquially it’s referred to as the Gherkin… which is apparently a type of vegetable around here. A large, juicy and nutritious vegetable, similar in character to the cucumber. Oui, c’est vrai!
Next to it you can see the Tower of London peeking out behind the trees. This is also called “Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress”, but that just doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily.
The little door down there on the water is the Traitor’s Gate, a deliciously-medieval-sounding structure through which numerous famous prisoners have entered the Tower over the past few hundred years.
And the ominous clouds at the top? Typical London weather!