This is the same scene as the earlier shot taken 20 minutes later.
I wasn't really going to put it online but I haven't taken pictures for a week now because my sensor is very dirty and I am too scared to clean it myself so I have to dig into my "archives" till I can find the courage to clean my sensor.
I prefer not to do any post-processing on my images (no photoshop skills) but in this case, I had to use the healing brush to remove the sensor specks and I had to crop out part of the image which couldn't be healed with the sensor brush.
(The specks are very visible at F/22 which is my preferred aperture for landscape shots but they are also visible at other apertures though F/4, F/2.8, F/1.4 is still "usable"
17/04/2007: I no longer shoot at F/22 because of lens diffraction issues; F/11 generally gets the job done)
The City of London is a small area in Greater London. The modern conurbation of London developed from the City of London and the nearby City of Westminster, which was the centre of the royal government. The City of London is now London's main financial district. It is often referred to as just the City or as the Square Mile, as it is approximately one square mile (2.6 square kilometres) in area; note that these terms are also often used as synonyms for the UK financial services industry, which is principally based there.
In the medieval period the City was the full extent of London (as distinct from the nearby but then-separate City of Westminster), but the term London now refers to a much larger conurbation containing both 'cities'. The City of London is still part of London's city centre, but apart from financial services, most of London's metropolitan functions are centred on the West End. The City of London has a resident population of under 9,000 but a daily working population of around 300,000.
The size of the City was originally constrained by a defensive perimeter wall, known as 'London Wall', which was built by the Romans to protect their strategic port city. However, the boundaries of the City of London are no longer the old City Wall as the city expanded its jurisdiction to the so-called City Bars such as Temple Bar. The boundary froze in the medieval period, thus the City did not and does not control the whole of London.
The walls have long since disappeared although several sections remain visible above ground. A section near the Museum of London was revealed after the devastation of an air-raid on 29 December 1940 at the height of the Blitz. Other visible sections are at St Alphage, London Wall, and there are two sections near the Tower of London.