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Sunrise Over London’s Tower Bridge

Photograph by Jason Pope


 

In this stunning photograph by amateur photographer Jason Pope, we see a beautiful sunrise over the Tower Bridge in London, England. According to the Daily Mail, the photo was taken at 7am from the sixth floor office of the Northern and Shell building on Lower Thames street.

The equipment used? An inexpensive Panasonic point and shoot camera. Pope, a 35-year-old IT engineer said he shared his capture with some colleagues in the office and someone eventually posted it to Reddit where it promptly became the number one post for a brief period.

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge’s present colour scheme dates from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II’s silver jubilee. Originally it was painted a mid greenish-blue colour. Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly referred to as London Bridge, which is the next bridge upstream. [Source: Wikipedia]