Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Ponyutd, May 20, 2014.
He's one of my favourite artists.
They had an exhibition of his works at the Guildhall a few years back.
What a talent he was.
i have a print of 'liverpool quay by moonlight' (this) on the wall
the original of this
is up for sale at sothebys soon
(deptford - john cleveley the elder)
estimate price is up to 500,000 dollars
approximate view from same angle now here
master shipwright's house (left of picture) is still there
Thanks for that Puddy_Tat. Just had a quick look at Cleveley's works.
This fella disobeyed orders and set sail in bad weather to deliver a message to the British fleet. The ship he captained went down with all hands.
He was 17
Tuberculosis patients taking in the fresh air outside St Thomas's
Jetton from the 1600s, a gold pin, and a tiny 9 carat gold fox.
These are a few of my favourite River Thames things
How much would you give to be able to walk round these docks.
Have your say on proposals for a new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf - Transport for London - Citizen Space
Rotherhithe crossing options now online
the 'London Inheritance' blog has a selection from the Pool of London today - here
(this blogger is re-visiting locations photographed by his late father in the 40s and 50s)
Ooh I hope they do a bridge, that'd be well handy. Canary Wharf is an absolute bugger to get to.
Well my travels on the Thames (in my blow up boat) continue.
I have got my act a lot more ship shape.
All polarised sunnies, lanyard with BCU membership and a boyancy (sp)? aid. I look the part rather than piratical.
I have a few days off so was planning a jaunt on my own. Crew are great mind, however I look forward to not managing anyone other than myself.
Looking at the map this morning I thought "think big"!
So the plan is hump all my stuff Iron Man style via tube and coach to Oxford then head to London in the boat.
I will string up my camping hammock then wander the riverside meadows before knocking on those Country farm house doors I read about in The Famous Five for tomatoes and fresh goats.
I think I'm fully prepared. I'm excited in a way I don't usually feel before a holiday. No airport stress to worry about or girlfriends turning up a day late.
I aim to be back by Friday afternoon. We'll see...
"Throws hat in air."
That deserves a thread of its own!
on Flickr yesterday - you can just about see the river in the background
presume taken from up the tower at Southwark Cathedral. Somewhere about 1933.
I am in my hammock at Pangbourne. Gone a long way in a day and a half.
All good. Stunning scenery.
Pics or GTFO
'London Moonlight Over the Lower Pool' 1897 by John Stobart, 1988
only been issued as a limited edition print - a copy of that appears to go for over a thousand quid.
So it was painted in 1988, but set in 1897?
yes. more about john stobart here
Doesn't mention his haulage company.
Moonlight was certainly a lot brighter back in the day...lighter barges could go with and against the tide, full rigged ships could get under tower bridge...amazing picture..
Found on the Thames. The Kingdom of the East Saxons, 'Female Centaur' type, (c. A.D. 730 - c. A.D. 740), Secondary Series, Silver Sceat or Sceatta (Penny), 1.08g., Series S, possible mint sites at Tilbury (Essex) or Royston (Hetfordshire), winged centaur advancing left, with large breasts, looking right, rev., four wolf heads in a anti-clock-wise whirl.
sounds like someone needs a few points on his artistic licence...
Lovely dark black R Whites pop bottle. Never had one of these before.
Monkey Puzzle Tree fossil.
The Thames...the river that keeps on giving
It's a bit of a tangent I know, but folk may find this interesting; it is now on my list for next week
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