Okay, on with our trip. The next stop was London. We took Marc's mom to the London Eye, a first for me and Marc, too. Basically, it's a huge ferris wheel. It takes you up about 400 feet, providing great views of the city (limited primarily by the thickness of the day's air).
The line for the Eye
One of the compartments in which passengers ride
The Millenium Bridge (I think)
Marc and his mom enjoy the view
Looking up the Thames
I don't remember what this is
That appears to be St. Paul's in the middle of the photo. I blogged about it during the trip.
One of the other compartments with Parliament behind it
As the ride nears the end, an announcement comes on that a photo will be taken, in case anyone wants to mug for the camera (which you can see here outside the compartment). After the ride, there's an opportunity to buy the photos for an exorbitant price.
After the London Eye, we hopped onto one of London's double-decker buses to head to our next stop. A bit on that next time.