Happy’s Birthday Pressie…A Boat Trip up the Thames

We took off from the O2 Arena

My Pressie from my Mum (as its my birthday today!) was to take me on a trip up the River Thames and then have Dinner on the Tereza-Joanne, a pontoon restaurant, with our friends…I took my camera off course and these are the sights we saw…

Quantum Cloud was erected in 1999 in time for the opening of the Millennium Dome (now the O2 Arena) and is Gormley’s tallest work,
standing at some 30 metres high, rising from a platform bedded in the
Thames….Gormley’s body forms the centre of the sculpture, with 1.5 metre lengths
of steel surrounding it in a cloud of tetrahedral units designed with
the help of a computer-generated algorithm.

Then our lovely boat arrived
The London Rose

Can you see the man inside the Quantum Cloud clearer now!.

The O2 Arena

Canary Wharf

 Old buildings…you’ll have to tell me what this one is – I have forgotten 😉

 The Shard (tall building on the left) once it is finished it will be the tallest building in Europe…and of course Tower Bridge..Breathtaking!


The Old Vic and next to it on the right is the Modern Art Gallery.

Heres a sneak of St Pauls Cathedral just between the opening of the Walky Bridge…A bit blurry…but Wonderful!

The OXO building…a sneak of The Eye and a lovely panoramic view of London.

 The Eye in her full glory!

 County Hall and the London Aquarium.

 Big Ben and Westminster Bridge.

 The complete view of the Houses of Parliment…and apparently if the light is on (like it is here) over the Big Ben Tower, it means that Parliment is in session…!


We finished up, getting off at The Eye…

Having a trip around the London Christmas lights..

  …and having a meal on the lovely Tereza-Joanne, opposite London City Airport…watching the planes arrive and depart!

 It was a lovely Birthday treat – Thankyou so much Mum xx

This is where the Tereza-Joanne was situated…a wonderful view indeedy!


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  1. Auntie Em
    3rd December 2011 / 3:14 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday wishes! Looks like you went on an amazing trip!!! Thank you for sharing those beautiful pics. So many things to see. 🙂

  2. simmone
    3rd December 2011 / 1:16 am

    Happy Birthday,beautiful pics.

  3. Glynis
    2nd December 2011 / 9:54 pm

    It looks like you've had a lovely day. I hope the rest of it was just as brilliant!

  4. delia hornbook
    2nd December 2011 / 8:28 pm

    Wonderful photo's. Happy birthday ;-)) dee x

  5. gill
    2nd December 2011 / 4:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day – it's grey and cold here!

  6. ♥ Miss Tea
    2nd December 2011 / 10:26 am

    Happy Birthday! What fun to go for a boat trip on the thames, gorgeous views and photos!susan

  7. Rosine
    2nd December 2011 / 8:42 am

    So wonderful pictuares, thank you!Greetings from Rosine ☺

  8. trashsparkle
    2nd December 2011 / 8:12 am

    Happy Birthday Happy!!!!!Fantastic pictures x

  9. Rosa Lily (Pen)
    2nd December 2011 / 8:07 am

    Happy birthday and many more hun xx

  10. VintageVicki
    2nd December 2011 / 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday xxx

  11. k
    2nd December 2011 / 7:58 am

    the happiest day to you my dear-may this year be the best yet!

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