February 21, 2011

"LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN"? - OOPS! IS RE-OPENING!

“LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN”? - OOPS! IS RE-OPENING!
As the London landmark Tower Bridge is about to reopen to ships for the first time in 5 months following a facelift, an on-site exhibition sheds new light on this masterpiece of engineering.

Building the bridge (that opened in 1894) took eight years, the lives of 10 men, 30,000 tons of granite and Portland stone.

Happy Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday!
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Enjoy!
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27 comments:

jordiegirl said...

I hadn't realised the Bridge had been closed for renovation.

Great photos.

I always think any bridge or very large building is an amazing feat of mans ability, especially the very old ones which would all have been made without the assistance of machinery.

Michelle said...

Great pics-and story!

Holly said...

Nice captures!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of the bridge and fireworks. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Wifey10 said...

oh haven't known that..hehe..

my entry here
http://alwaysfilipina.blogspot.com/2011/02/red-matters.html

tania said...

Love those shots! :D

Jan said...

Would love to see it again-sigh!

Ralph said...

The ruby fireworks perfectly highlight the stunning Tower Bridge. The view of London is perfectly completed by the ruby clad Beefeater. Lovely UK rubies!

Kim, USA said...

That's a good news to everyone who waited for this time to happen. London bridge is one of the bridges in the world that is photograph a lot! Happy Monday!
Cardinal

Mike said...

My word verification's TOWWER! Ha!

Happy RT!

Robin said...

Great choice for RT - welcome back to a beloved landmark.

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EG Wow said...

Fun post!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

London Bridge is such an amazing masterpiece and I got excited just seeing it.
Happy Ruby Tuesday, dear friend and thanks for visiting me.
I just realized that the Peter Jones department is the guy from the Dragons den fame, is that right?.
Christchurch is just having another major earthquake, so sad for the people living there.

Hope that you have a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Jingle said...

lovely news,
I have been there in 2000,
love the bridge.

cheers.

Pondside said...

Perfect ruby contribution!

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

My Ruby Tuesday

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Very interesting. I'm helping a couple of my grandchildren as they study world history, including England. This will be a fun fact to share with them while we work together. Thanks for an interesting Rednesday visit.

~~Carol~~ said...

I would SO love to see the bridge for myself, because England is the place I want to visit most!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

LV said...

A great red piece of history. Very interesting and informative.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Great info, Fabulous shots !
Blessings,
~Myrna

forgetmenot said...

I walked across it about 20 years ago. Great place to visit --so many things to see and do, and LOTS of history.

clavsupclose said...

I love the London Bridge pics, when can I ever go there...

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bermudabluez said...

We have never seen the bridge, but it is a very interesting story and a great choice for RT!!

Donnie said...

That photo looks like it could be a post card. Beautiful.

Genie said...

This is an awesome shot of an awesome bridge...and one of my favorites. Where is the blue paint? Maybe it is missing due to the lighting.

SueLovesCherries said...

Hooray for the Bridge! Love that red background!

Ann said...

when I was young in British Borneo, our teacher taught us to sing," Londone bridge is falling down."