Twilight on the River Thames

We crossed the Millennium Footbridge in twilight as the sun was setting over the river, having walked from St Paul’s Cathedral.

The moon was coming out, brightening in the deep blue sky of a summer evening.

The lights reflecting on the water were beautiful.  We could see down the Thames towards Tower Bridge, with Southwark Bridge and the Shard in the foreground.  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre was in front of us to the south side of the river, and Blackfriars behind us to the west.  This is a view looking east towards London Bridge and the Tower of London.

River Thames & Shard

Passenger boats were drifting down the Thames, shedding more coloured lights into the water.

Behind us was Blackfriars Bridge, and the sunset-pink sky of the west.  The recently renovated Blackfriars station is a mainline and tube station situated on the bridge, the only station to span the width of the River Thames.

Blackfriars station

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