Below: moored on the Thames is the WW2 cruiser, HMS Belfast, now a museum ship. In the middle distance is Tower Bridge, a splendid example of Victorian engineering. On the horizon is the Docklands skyline, with One Canada Square, Canary Wharf the tallest building. It was also London's - and indeed Britain's - tallest building from 1991 when it was completed to 2012.
Below: 'Erected A.D 1850', this is No.2 London Bridge. The bridge it once overlooked, built in 1825, was replaced by a more modern structure in 1967; the 19th Century bridge was taken down stone by stone and rebuilt in Arizona.
Below: London Bridge is to the left; the City skyline looking north is dominated by two new buildings, familiarly known as the Walkie-Talkie, and behind it, the Cheesegrater.
Left: the City of London Magistrates' Court.
Below: to the left, the Bank of England, a 20th Century edifice. The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is home to Britain's gold reserves, valued at over £150 billion. The neoclassical building to the right is the Royal Exchange, built in the eighth year of Queen Victoria's reign, now a shopping centre. On the skyline - NatWest Tower (1980), the tallest building in Britain until Canary Wharf was built.
Finally, a quiz picture. To which railway station, located on the edge of the City of London, is this Victorian hotel attached?
A more detailed blog post about the City of London here.
This time last year:
Ogórek by the Palace of Culture
This time five years ago:
Autumnal dusk, Jeziorki
This time nine years ago:
Autumn sun going out