Photographer's Note

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of London's most iconic landmarks. Construction started in 1886 and was completed in 1894. The bridge itself is made from 11000 tons of steel, which is clad in Portland stone and Cornish granite.

The current colour scheme was introduced in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The architects were Horace Jones and John Wolfe Barry. Horace Jones was the city architect at that time, but the design was chosen from over 50 entries developed in a public competition. Unfortunately Horace died in 1887 - although his death shaped the design of the bridge significantly, his original design was finished in a Medieval style, which Wolfe Barry replaced with Victorian Gothic.

The title is from a silent film in 1899 which I thought was somewhat appropriate :)

More info here @ the official bridge site and here @ wikipedia

Tech notes:
ISO 100, RAW converted using Adobe CRAW 3.2
Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS2
Minor amounts of USM and High Pass sharpening
Minor amount of Curves

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