Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Ponyutd, May 20, 2014.
Let's see your Thames views.
Turner. Houses of Parliament ablaze.
Frost fairs - 1814
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.
Building the road and present Embankment in the 1860s:
upstream from Boulter's lock, best bit of the Thames Capability Brown in full effect
i am currently 30 feet away from westminster bridge, i will photo the thames a little bit later and post up
Statue - Lechlade
A night time view...
The Thames at Battersea. Whistler.
That's new to me....beautiful!
John Virtue: Landscape Number 710 (larger pic on this link)
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)
thats pretty much the view ive got from my hotel
the thames at gravesend
View from where I gave birth to my daughter (not that it helped in anyway!)
ah , im across the road at the park plaza ( staying here yes, but also working )
compared to the mighty Nene it is a mere stream- like a line of gnats wee next to the ganges
The source of the Thames...
The Thames Path sign only points one way
And here it is....
Proper waste of time going there.
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.
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...
Bahnhof Strasse The final stretches look a right faff even without a buggy - not much public transport if any , how did you manage it?
The Thames Barrier - Woolwich.
It was hard, hard to go over three styles and a rail line!
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?
I was going to post similarly dry photos of the source.
Is it cider by the time it gets to London?
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
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:
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...
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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