London, July 2005 − Travels − Captain Tom

London, July 2005

Just back home from New York I had to go to London for business.

Take off goes west. I have a window seat on the right hand side.
River Elbe and Havel
Probably lake Arendsee (Altmark) near Salzwedel.
A power plant
A small airport. I guess Hopsten near Rheine
View to Island Flevoland near Amsterdam. The Island is surrounded by somewhat like a channel. We look at Wolderwijd...
... and Emmeer
Rijnsburg, Katwijk
Harbour of Ijmuiden
Den Haag
Clouds above the Channel
Flying British Airways
Looking at London. We are still quite high but doing waiting loops. Very promising for proper sight seeing
River Thames, London Eye, Saint James Park with Buckingham Palace
On the mittle bottom the Swiss Re building, on the left the Tower Bridge
Canary Wharf and Canary Wharf Tower (building with the pyramid top). This is where the meeting will take place
Millennium Dome
Tower Bridge
Canary Wharf
Tower Bridge to the left, Swiss Re building to the right, Saint James Park on the upper border
Swiss Re Building
Tower Bridge and directly aside the London City Hall (the knob like building)
London Eye, Saint Jaimes Park, Hyde Park
Hyde Park
London Eye, in the background the Regents Park
London Eye, in front of it Waterloo Station
Saint James Park, Buckingham Palace
Hyde Park
The new Wembley Stadium with its 133 metres high arch
Concorde greets at Heathrow airport
Strange traffic lights at Canary Wharf
The Hotel is located at the opposite bank of the Thames and operates its own ferry
View from my hotel room
night views
Swiss Re Building - the gherkin - official name is 30 St. Mary Axe
Canary Wharf Tower. The meeting takes place on the 38th floor. The 50-storey building is 253 metres high and it is the tallest building of Great Britain
Concorde greets again on departure
Interesting view
Sunset at river Elbe