Old London Town
Numerous well-known landmarks appear in this detailed view of London taken from the International Space Station on April 5, 2005. The most striking visual features are green open spaces such as Regent’s Park, Hyde Park and St. James’s Park east of Buckingham Palace. Many smaller parks indicate why Londoners are proud of being able to walk miles through the city mainly on grass. The River Thames -- with its bridges and barges -- is the axis upon which the city was founded in Roman times.
Image Credit: NASA