my travels in london
28.08.2009 - 02.09.2009 71 °F
i arrived in london via London Heathrow Airport early in the morning i then took a boat to central london it was long but fun. i stopped near the london eye ad admired the giant fares wheel. . after a while i finally boarded it to see what its like i could see almost everything from the top. it was vary beautiful and i got some really good pictures. one of the pictures i took of a building was bothering me because i didn't know what it was so i ask one of the people i was riding with and they told me it was the houses of parliament. after riding on the london eye i stayed there a little longer to take more pictures of the eye. i then went to my hotel to sleep a little. after a good rest i went to Buckingham Palace is the official home of the British monarch. this place is also used for state occasions and royal hospitality and is also a rallying point for the british people. originally called the Buckingham house the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. before i left for my next destination i got two pictures of the front gates. my next stop was Emirates Stadium which is the fifth largest football stadium in the United Kingdom, and the third largest stadium of any kind in London. i got two pictures of the stadium and one is the front Entrance with two cannons. the construction of the stadium started February 2004 and the official opening was on Thursday 26 October 2006. The stadium's capacity is currently 60,355 though the original capacity of 60,432 the most people to attend a game at this stadium was around 60,161, for a 2-2 draw with Manchester United on 3 November 2007. my next stop was the british museum was established in 1753, it is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects are amongst the largest and most impressive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. the population is about 7,556,900 just in london and in the united kingdom its about 61,113,205. the GDP for the united kingdom is about $36,523 per capita. the official language is english and the Recognised regional languages are Irish, Ulster Scots, Scottish Gaelic , Scots, Welsh, Cornish.