Category Archives: 1–Common

Southwark Bridge New Lighting

Above: Southwark Bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Extending along the length of the Thames where bridges cross the river in Inner London, the footpaths and roads alongside were once mainly dark areas – lit only by any available street … Continue reading

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Regent’s Canal Route

Above: An attractive piece of public art near the towpath of the Regent’s Canal, showing a horse that once pulled narrowboats in the 19th century. Running roughly N–S through the centre of England is the Grand Union Canal. Its main … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Greenwich Park

Above: Tower Bridge from Greenwich Park taken in June 1999. It happens that the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is in line with Tower Bridge and the park. In the foreground, the two large vessels are moored at Convoy’s Wharf, … Continue reading

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Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Above: The domed entrance to the foot tunnel at the Greenwich end. There is an identical structure near Island Gardens. There are plenty of ways for a pedestrian to cross the River Thames. As well as the many road bridges, … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Westow Hill

Above: Tower Bridge and the Tower of London seen from Westow Hill. Inner London has been likened to a saucer because there are hills to be found but, compared to the size of the land, they only rise by a … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe (Street)

Above: The current street nameplate. If you are wondering why the title shows the word ‘Street’ in brackets, it is because there is a street called ‘St Mary Axe’ which was so-named because there was a church standing in the … Continue reading

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London Bridge Chapel

Above: A Victorian drawing showing the chapel standing beside the roadway on the east side of the bridge. Notice the two entrance doorways leading from the roadway.  The first London Bridge built of stone was begun in 1176 and took … Continue reading

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