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The River Thames - photos and stories

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Ponyutd, May 20, 2014.

  1. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Let's see your Thames views.
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    The 30's.
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    Turner. Houses of Parliament ablaze.
     
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  2. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Frost fairs - 1814

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  3. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Somerset House in 1817, showing how the Thames originally flowed directly past the building. Boats could go through the arches to a wharf inside the building to unload.
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    Building the road and present Embankment in the 1860s:
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  4. gosub

    gosub ~#

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    upstream from Boulter's lock, best bit of the Thames Capability Brown in full effect
     
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  5. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    i am currently 30 feet away from westminster bridge, i will photo the thames a little bit later and post up
     
  6. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

  7. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Father Thames

    Statue - Lechlade
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    Pollution:
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  8. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    A night time view...

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  9. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    The Thames at Battersea. Whistler.

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  10. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    That's new to me....beautiful!
     
  11. plurker

    plurker tĂș no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    John Virtue: Landscape Number 710 (larger pic on this link)

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    and London Bridge: I love the lights so I took a pic. No photoshopping, just a long exposure (12s iirc) and a tripod (tho it needs a crop) :)
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  12. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    thats pretty much the view ive got from my hotel
     
  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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    the thames at gravesend
     
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  14. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    View from where I gave birth to my daughter (not that it helped in anyway!)

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  15. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    ah , im across the road at the park plaza ( staying here yes, but also working :( )
     
  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    compared to the mighty Nene it is a mere stream- like a line of gnats wee next to the ganges
     
  17. The source of the Thames...

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    The Thames Path sign only points one way

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    And here it is....

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    Proper waste of time going there.
     
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  18. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Dont say that :( i am walking from the thames barrier to the source in chunks... got as far as henley-on-thames so far - love this river.
     
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  19. There's rarely water at the source, just a dry hole (that I pee'd in). It was a right faff to get to with a baby buggy, so I suppose that put a downer on it...
     
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  20. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Bahnhof Strasse The final stretches look a right faff even without a buggy - not much public transport if any , how did you manage it?
     
  21. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

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    The Thames Barrier - Woolwich.
     
  22. It was hard, hard to go over three styles and a rail line!
     
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  23. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"


  24. That's a cool thing your doing clicker

    When you went past Penton Hook Lock, did you cross over and walk around the Island by any chance?
     
  25. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I was going to post similarly dry photos of the source.
     
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  26. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Is it cider by the time it gets to London?
     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    the vast majority of buildings along the main stretch of the thames were desinged to have their backs to the thames, mainly because it stank so much
     
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  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i had a bit of a revelation after going on a boat party once...you head of out of London to the east and almost immediately the view of the riverbank is pretty much purely industrial...Greenwich provides a little break, but once you get past Greenwich its endlessly bleak - then eventually the boat turns around and you head back to London....the bleakness goes on and on and then just as you turn the the last bend, seemingly out of nowhere youre faced with this:

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    and that experience of coming in under Tower Bridge is like going through a front door into London proper - probably especially so when the bridge is drawn (looks a bit like a pair of opening doors even). Id always just thought of Tower Bridge as just another (over the top) London bridge, but in a way its Londons first bridge, and grand gate into London. In a way it even plays the defensive role of a door as it can stop any too large boats from coming in if not raised...
     
  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    ive done most of the river out east but i havent gone upstream at all...almost got the river boat up to Hampton Court last year but something came up...definitely going to do it this year....

    is there a particularly good stretch that lends itself to biking anyone know?
     

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