Monthly Archives: May 2015

South Wharf, Rotherhithe

Above: View from the beach at low tide, looking towards the land at Rotherhithe. The steps mark the northern extent of the original South Wharf. The red-building stands on land which was once South Wharf and is nowpart of Surrey … Continue reading

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Lordship Lane Prefab

Above: Prefab at 238 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. Notice that the title is ‘Lordship Lane Prefab’ (singular). The very reason for writing the article is because there is now only one left in Lordship Lane. The lane is quite long. … Continue reading

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St Paul, Deptford

Above: View of the church from the south. It could be thought of as a ‘country’ scene, with the church surrounded by open space and fine trees. “An Inner City church in a country setting” St Paul’s church, standing in … Continue reading

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Lyncombe, 1 Crescent Wood Road

Above: A view of the house and garden from one end of the double drive leading from Crescent Wood Road. The story you are about to read is not only a history of the house but it will also give … Continue reading

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Victoria Tower by Moonlight

Above: A moonlight night in Westminster, with the Victoria Tower in the background. Standing under a street lamp, a woman watches a man walk away. The attractive painting is by Yoshio Markino (1869–1956), a Japanese artist and author who spent … Continue reading

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Wolf on the Hill

Above: The very realistic figure of a wolf beside the roadway at Denmark Hill. Yes, ‘Wolf on the Hill’ is correct and not ‘Fox on the Hill’ ! Those of you who know Camberwell will probably be familiar with the … Continue reading

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Borough High Street – Long View

Above: View of the City from Borough High Street, taken on 12 March 2015. I don’t know how you observe London. We are all different and therefore our perceptions are also going to vary. Having lived in London all my … Continue reading

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Fountain Stairs, Bermondsey

Above: Sailing ship moored near Bermondsey. The inset is from a story book. (The copyright of the picture remains with the originator). We have all watched far too much television. Along the way you have probably seen the odd pirate … Continue reading

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Camberwell Beauty

Above: Camberwell Beauty butterfly depicted in large tiles on a wall in Wells Way. Among several claims to fame in the history of Camberwell is an interesting fact related to butterflies. In 1748 the Camberwell Beauty was discovered in Camberwell. … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Roof Garden

Above: A view of the roof garden which can be reached by escalators at each end and also by spacious lifts. When Crossrail opens in 2018 one of the places it will stop at will be Canary Wharf. This will … Continue reading

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