Caroline: Buckingham Palace. Now, unfortunately I have almost no photographic evidence of this trip. The Royals and security are very strict. However, you may wish to visit the page advertising the State Room's multi-room display of dresses from Her Royal Highness to understand why Caroline liked it so much.
|Okay, so I found the dress she's wearing in this photo quite captivating.|
Oh, and there was one room of hats.
Sam survived it.
Sam: The Tower Bridge. This was a relatively low-priced attraction. For a modest sum, we got admission up into the decks near the top of the bridge, where there was a glass-bottomed floor. We happened to be up there when a ship was passing through, which was pretty fun to watch. The decks weren't nearly as high as The Eye or The Shard, but it had a somewhat goofy yet authentic feel to it. Money well spent.
|Sam and Caroline before climbing.|
|Looking down at the street level. Sam's feet and mine are nearly the same size.|
|Looking west up the Thames from the Tower Bridge.|
|The Tower Bridge raising for a crossing. We viewed it from Monument, admission to which was a small sum from Tower Bridge.|
|My three co-travelers after coming down from the Tower Bridge.|
|Bad sun glare on The Eye.|
|See what I mean, bad glare.|
|Views of my favorite church, St. Paul's Cathedral, are largely impeded in London. From The Eye it's a little bit more visible.|
|Looking down on my second-favorite attraction in London: Palace of Westminster (Parliament).|