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“As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset, I am in paradise.”

There’s something special about the view from Waterloo Bridge, made even more special at dusk.

On one side you look down the river towards the graceful dome of St Paul’s alongside modern masterpieces like the Gherkin and the Shard.

On the other side you up river towards the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Basically, you can’t go wrong – unless of course, you go when it’s raining cats and dogs.  That may hold it’s own charms but luckily for me, I had one amazing afternoon where the weather cleared and I was able to catch the sunset from this iconic bridge.

I arrived in time to see the last of the sun glowing off the buildings and watched it fade into dusk.

Just as I was about to pack up and leave, a tell tale glow of cloud appeared above The Gherkin, and sure enough, a beautiful moon rose.

Unfortunately, I’m not one of those photographers who can be bothered to blend 2 shots into one so you see a perfectly exposed moon in a perfectly exposed photo, so you’ll just have to imagine the detail of the moon.

So after years of singing Waterloo Sunset every time I passed through Waterloo, I finally had my own piece of paradise. 

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