The Eye of London Town
I took the short trip to Westminster today to have a look around the many sights in the area and get some idea of the boat trips running from Westminster pier. I will admit I took heaps of photos today, so am only posting a few from my ride on the London Eye for the moment. There are others of Westminster Abbey which I didn’t go inside because after spending nearly twenty pounds to go on the Eye, I balked at spending fifteen (count them 15!) pounds to go in the Abbey.
Although I understand that these buildings need the funds to survive, fifteen pounds is very pricey for what increasingly seems to be a tourist attraction rather than a place of worship. I’m sure it’s Masses are probably well attended but it’s not exactly a place you can go for some quiet contemplation on a daily basis. How would you even get in without spending the dosh – do they issue cards or something, designating authorised parishioners so the guys on the door let you in? (And the people on the door are lovely, one gentlemen let me into a roped off alcove outside the building to take a couple of pictures.) Besides, the place would be crammed full of tourists which is not peaceful making. Anyways – rant over – here are my pics of the Eye and the view from the top.