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London, England Skyline Panoramic Picture - Tower Bridge - Twilight

London, England Skyline Panoramic Picture - Tower Bridge - Twilight

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This panoramic photograph of the Tower Bridge was taken by James Blakeway. It features one of London's best known landmarks, the Tower Bridge, named after its own two impressive towers. Completed in 1894 and considered a masterpiece of its time, the middle of the bridge can be raised to permit large vessels to pass the Tower Bridge. It used to be raised about 50 times a day, but now is only raised 4 to 5 times per week. The bridge is 197 feet long and its towers rise to a height of 141 feet. To allow passage up the Thames of the large mastedships of the day, the bridge had to offer 140 feet of clearance.
London, England Skyline Panorama - Twilight

London, England Skyline Panorama - Twilight

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This panoramic photograph of London, England was taken by James Blakeway. Featured on the River Thames are London Bridge on the far left and Tower Bridge on the right. Also featured is the H.M.S. Belfast, a WWII navel ship that has been permanently docked on the Thames since 1978 as an Imperial War Museum. The buildings in the distance are located in an area known as Canary Wharf, home of London's tallest building, One Canada Square, with its pyramid-shaped roof. On the left with its green glowing top is Tower 42, a cantilevered building with three asymmetrical sections hanging from the building's central core. The bullet-shaped building to its right is the 30 St Mary Axe.
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Tower Bridge, London Panoramic Pictures

One of the most recognizable landmarks in London city skyline images is panoramas of Tower Bridge, named after the two mirrored towers at either end. Completed in 1894, this remarkable bridge is capable of raising its section between the towers to permit traffic to pass through on the River Thames. This span of capable of raising a remarkable 141, which was necessary in its early use to permit masted ships of the late 1800s to pass through.

Panoramic photography of Tower Bridge often displays other highlights of the surrounding London city skyline, such as Canary Wharf and the Imperial War Museum within the H.M.S. Belfast, docked on the Thames since 1978.

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