(3 pictures stitched with Hugin, and slight colour adjustment and crop with The GIMP)
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In the background, there is the Tower of London on the left, and Tower Bridge on the right of the ship. Pictures taken while our ‘River Bus’ was docked at the London Bridge City Pier.
From Wikipedia: HMS Belfast was launched on St Patrick’s Day 1938, saw action during WWII and instead of being decommissioned and sold for scrap, as originally intended, is now permanently moored on the Thames near London Bridge, operated by the Imperial War Museum as a museum ship. In 2010 her two masts were replaced by two new ones built by a Russian shipyard and paid by a number of Russian businesses, and were installed by a Russian crew who slept on board the ship for the duration of these works – all as a thank you gesture for the help the British Navy and HMS Belfast in particular gave the Russian convoys during the Second World War (‘escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and in December 1943 played an important role in the Battle of North Cape, assisting in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst’).