Category Archives: Subj_Long Views

Woolwich and the Tall Ships

Boatbuilding on the banks of the Thames was once a tradition that started in Norman times. In the 16th century, two Royal dockyards were established beside the Thames – one at Deptford and the other at Woolwich. The dockyards finally … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Rotherhithe

Above: Tower Bridge at sunset. Although London suffers from many dull days and sometimes rainy ones when, from the photographic point of view, there is little point in trying to take interesting pictures, there are plenty of days when you … Continue reading

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London Bridge from Hay’s Galleria

Above: London Bridge on a sunny afternoon. The Thames twists and turns as it meanders through Central London. As the river flows under London Bridge and east towards Tower Bridge, in the above view, the river runs almost due east. … Continue reading

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City Views from Hay’s Galleria

Above: A sinister view of the City from Hay’s Galleria in 2017. The dark cloud in this image – hanging over the City buildings – sets the tone of the whole view. Here is a view of the future as … Continue reading

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St Paul, Shadwell, with Heron Tower

For those of us who take photographs in London, it’s all about seizing the moment. If you have a camera – or even just the one in your smartphone – and you see a view that looks interesting, it is … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf from Woolwich Arsenal Pier 2020

Above: View from Woolwich Arsenal Pier in October 2020. Above: View from Woolwich Arsenal Pier in July 2013. Taking the same view from the same position over a period of a few years is often an interesting and very revealing … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf from Greenwich Park

The above view was taken in October 2020 while standing near the old Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. The northern end of Greenwich Park is low-lying, being only a short distance from the Thames. Walking in a southerly direction, the … Continue reading

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City Views from One Tree Hill

Above: View of the City from the top of One Tree Hill. Most of Central London is relatively flat. To be more precise some of it is flat and some of it is undulating land. As you move away from … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe, 30 from Mile End Road

Above: Looking in a westerly direction along Mile End Road at the Gherkin (Click image to enlarge to 1024×640). When 30 St Mary Axe was being constructed, many members of the public took a real interest in watching the large … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe, 30 from Lower Road

Above: Looking towards the City of London in Lower Road (Click image to enlarge to 1024×640). When the unusual offices called 30 St Mary Axe – better known to most people as ‘The Gherkin’ – were completed in 2003,  there … Continue reading

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