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London - Let The Games Begin! | by Yen Baet
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London - Let The Games Begin!

Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge - London, U.K.

 

London is more festive and colorful than usual, for obvious reasons that the whole world knows why. That also means it's more crowded, there's more traffic, and it's harder to get around by foot or by transportation. But I suppose it's worth the trouble while it lasts, especially when the city offers you once-in-a-lifetime photo ops that you wouldn't really see in a normal workaday of a big metropolitan city.

 

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The Tower Bridge is one of London's most recognizable and most visited icons, but many still mistakenly call it the London Bridge. The London bridge is actually the next bridge upstream on the Thames. There is an urban legend attached to this confusion. Story has been told that when the old London Bridge was bought by Robert McCulloch in 1968, he thought he was buying the Tower Bridge. The bridge was brought to Lake Havasu in Arizona for restoration.

 

The Tower Bridge, a combined bascule suspension bridge with two distinct towers got its name from the nearby Tower of London.

  

Camera/Lens: Nikon D800; 70-200mm f/2.8;

Exposure: 25 sec Aperture: f/11; ISO: 50;

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Taken on July 18, 2012