The Old and the New - London Eye From St. James Park
Each of the so-called Royal Parks near Buckingham Palace (Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James Park) has a unique history and character. One of the charms of St. James Park is the glimpses it affords of some of the surrounding attractions, mingled with views of the lake and the abundant resident waterfowl.
This is a view to the east, across the lake, toward the famous, or infamous, London Eye Ferris wheel, with its viewing pods. In between, out of sight, is the Thames, which flows S-N along this stretch.. St. James Park is the oldest of the Royal Parks, dating to the start of the reign of King James I, in 1603. The London Eye was opened for visitors in 2000. As of this year, 2015, it is to be known officially as the Coca-Cola London Eye. Egads!
DP029-2015 Posted Thursday, January 29; processed ditto
Look closely and you'll see two swans on the lake, and beyond the screen of trees, some pedestrians, probably on Horse Guard Rd. They add a little size perspective. I wish I had captured the full reflection of the 'Eye', but it was too late to go back and redo it by the time I realized my mistake.
St. James Park, London, UK
Taken Sunday, August 26, 2007
Title: The Old and the New - London Eye From St. James Park
Intent: Travel and aesthetics