Category Archives: Comm_Victoria Embankment

Victoria Embankment Dragons

Above: One of a pair of dragons making the entrance into the City on the Victoria Embankment. The 23rd of April is St George’s Day which, of course, is all about the famous knight fighting the dragon. The Coat of … Continue reading

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Plimsoll, Samuel (Memorial)

Above: The bust of Plimsoll on top of the large memorial. In the background is part of Embankment Place – large office above Charing Cross Station. Samuel Plimsoll, English politician and social reformer, (1824-98). He was born in Colston’s Parade, Bristol, on … Continue reading

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Essex Water Gate

Above: View looking south down Essex Street with the Essex Water Gate just in view at the far end. Because the side of the Strand extending to the Thames was once lined with the London residence of bishops in the … Continue reading

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Hungerford Bridge

Above: Photograph by William Henry Fox Talbot, about 1854, shortly after the bridge was opened. This is one of the earliest photographs ever taken in London. The image is copyright. Towards the western end of the Strand is the rectangular site … Continue reading

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Victoria Embankment Lions’ Heads

Above: A view of water lapping at the lions’ heads at the time of high tide during the afternoon of 11 September 2014. If you walk along the Victoria Embankment, take a look at the wall beside the river. You … Continue reading

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