I've posted photos of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London before but it's one of my favourites. Commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War. The memorial, located on Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner, was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth, as well as civilians of all nations killed during raids.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
Zaha Hadid, the building itself is quite nice but it's received some criticism as a a museum. For instance, many of the vehicles on display are on shelves that extend 3 or 4 stories making the vehicles impossible to look at up close. Still, a great way to spend a few hours, followed by a look around the tall shop 'Glenlee' anchored on the Clyde nearby.
Friday, September 28, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
This is Glasgow Cathedral photographed from the slopes of the Necropolis to the east. It was dedicated in 1136 and looks, part from having been cleaned, pretty much as I remember it in 1977.
Wikipedia has this to say about this historic building:
'The title cathedral is honorific and historic, dating from the period before the Scottish Reformation and its former status as the Roman Catholic mother church of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and thus the cathedra of the Archbishop of Glasgow (which is now in St. Andrew's Cathedral, the present mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow). The current congregation is part of the Church of Scotland's Presbytery of Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is located north of High Street and east of Cathedral Street, beside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.