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The River Thames - photos and stories

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

  1. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    never seen this thread before, I like the Thames, we've got the certificate from the Conservators for walking the length.

    It was a special day to find this playing around on the south bank not far from the dome
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  2. Ponyutd

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    Got the evil eye off of this fella Sunday morning on the Thames.

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  3. Ponyutd

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    Then some back up arrived.
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    egyptian goose i think
    spectacular birds
    used to be rare ornamental birds but have spread a bit more widely
     
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  5. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Great finds :thumbs::thumbs:
     
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  6. Ponyutd

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    Odd little thing picked up from the river Friday. 10 mm across and brass.
    If you know R.F. let him know I have it.

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  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

  8. Ponyutd

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    Tiny lead soldier from the Thames, 20 m.m. tall. Thin as a penny coin.

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  9. Ponyutd

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    Also this vase!? Chinese or Japanese, quite heavy. No idea of what it's made of. Museum of London will get it in December.
     

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    Rather nice from Twitter
     
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    A boy swings out of a tree to poke a sleeping dog. Face plate of a little fruit knife.
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    An old knife with a deer antler handle. Thames finds.
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  12. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Bloody hell Ponyutd , thats the find of the century! Looks like its made of soapstone so that they could use that heavy relief carving. Show us a photo of the main picture so I can see more.

    The shape is very common in Chinese vases, but is so universal I've seen them from Japan too. The carving looks more Japanese. Any marks on the bottom?

    Museum of London might struggle with non-European wares like this, but if the pot man is called Nigel say hello from me. British Museum probably a better bet.
     
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    boohoo Part-time Cat

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  14. Ponyutd

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    Excellent post...ta!
     
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    Nothing on the base RoyReed, only the marks on the top lip.
     
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    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  18. Ponyutd

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    I know both the people quoted in that article...and the mudlark who's pictured in it. Ted Sandling has a brilliant book out called London in Fragments A Mudlark's Treasures.
    I'd love to know how they will enforce it hash tag?
    I think my first three year permit was £30.
     
  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    [​IMG] :D
     
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  20. Ponyutd

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    C'mon...get that boat out.
     
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  21. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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  22. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    It nearly got parliament and failed to explode :facepalm:
    St Tommy's opposite cop a few bombs.
     
  23. fredfelt

    fredfelt Mostly unknown member

    The Bridge you can see is at Days Lock, the other side of the Thames is Wittenham clumps. It used to be a great spot for picnics, hosted 'The World Pooh Sticks competition', and on warmer days there are some great swimming spots near by.

    That was up until a couple of months ago when some Ukipper fucker brought the land and enclosed it in razor wire. The picture in the paper shows the 'after' view, taken looking from the bridge towards whereabouts I stood to take this picture.

    Villagers fighting for freedom after former UKIP treasurer began fencing off countryside

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  24. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I suspect that is destined for luxury homes, which to a point will still keep the area accessible. :confused:
     
  25. fredfelt

    fredfelt Mostly unknown member

    Looking down from the Clumps to the field pictured above.

    As an aside, on the recent Black Mirror episode where there was a fight to death, this was the setting where a drone was was used to record a fight to the death. Also Radiohead filmed a video of 'Faust Arp' from this spot.

    It's around 15 / 20 miles North of here into Oxford if you walk the Thames Path. Most of it open farm land. Except, of course, the land which now belongs to Andrew Reid as razor wire ensures you don't deviate from the path any more.

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  26. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    Thats one of my favourite mooring spots, love to walk up the clumps and then down through the woods. Also we have canoed the Thame
     
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  27. fredfelt

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    It is a lovely spot. I lived close enough for this to be on a running route. I have fond memories of picnics on the river, skinny dipping, and late night low key frivolity at the top of the clumps.

    I can't see how the barb wire fence, which now cuts the field in two, has any agricultural purpose. It can't be long before someone heads there with some wire cutters. He's surely milking the system in one way or another.
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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