Stately stone towers,
Stand over the Thames river,
Watching years go bye.
An iconic sight,
That sighs when misguided types,
Say “it’s London Bridge”.
London’s majestic lady,
And favourite Bridge.
Tower bridge; often mistaken for London bridge, is one of the most popular sights of London. The bridge itself is extremely central just south of the city and right next to the Tower of London; from which it takes it’s name.
Standing on the south side you can see the shiny modern glass buildings of the city through the bridge; what a contrast.
When you get up close you can also see the beautiful detail of the stone and metalwork.
I included a few haiku that I wrote. I was trying to think of a good metaphor or simile for the bridge, but I couldn’t come up with anything concrete.
When I think of the bridge, I think of it being over 120 years old, and I think of how it must feel watching all these modern glass buildings grow around it. At one point it would have been the tallest thing in the area, but now it’s dwarfed by behemoths like the shard.
And most days it’s constantly photographed by tourists, I suspect the bridge is ‘bemused’ with modern life.