The River Thames - photos and stories

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He's one of my favourite artists.
     
  2. Ponyutd

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    They had an exhibition of his works at the Guildhall a few years back.
    What a talent he was.
     
  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    :)

    i have a print of 'liverpool quay by moonlight' (this) on the wall
     
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  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    the original of this

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    is up for sale at sothebys soon

    (deptford - john cleveley the elder)

    estimate price is up to 500,000 dollars

    :eek:

    approximate view from same angle now here

    master shipwright's house (left of picture) is still there
     
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  6. Ponyutd

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    Thanks for that Puddy_Tat. Just had a quick look at Cleveley's works.
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    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 :eek:
     
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    Tuberculosis patients taking in the fresh air outside St Thomas's
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  8. Ponyutd

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    Jetton from the 1600s, a gold pin, and a tiny 9 carat gold fox.
    These are a few of my favourite River Thames things IMG_0442.JPG
     
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  9. Ponyutd

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    How much would you give to be able to walk round these docks.
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  10. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    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)
     
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  11. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

  12. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    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...
     
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  13. Ponyutd

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    "Throws hat in air."

    Sounds fab!
     
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  14. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That deserves a thread of its own!

    Good luck.
     
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  15. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    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.
     
  16. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    I am in my hammock at Pangbourne. Gone a long way in a day and a half.
    All good. Stunning scenery.
     
  17. existentialist

    existentialist Running out of ways it could get worse

    Pics or GTFO ;)
     
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    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

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