Category Archives: /Thames

Wandle, River

Above: Bing map showing the northern end of the Wandle (where it joins the Thames). The dark line of the Wandle can be seen. It is crossed by Wandle Bridge (which carries Wandsworth High Street) and another bridge (carrying Armoury … Continue reading

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Ship Pub, Wandsworth Bridge

Above: In spite of the pub standing right next to a cement works for loading lorries all day long during the week, if the view is taken from the right place, the venue looks idyllic. Quite why the Thames sailing barge … Continue reading

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Battersea Railway Bridge

Above: Looking at Battersea Railway Bridge from Wandsworth Bridge. St Mary, Battersea, can be seen in the centre of the view (above one of the piers). You might think that a relatively narrow railway bridge crossing the Thames at Battersea … Continue reading

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Battersea Bridge

Above: Looking at the west side of the present Battersea Bridge from the Battersea side of the Thames. Today’s Battersea Bridge is the second on the present site. The first bridge on the site was erected 1771-73 as a toll-bridge … Continue reading

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Deptford Creek Pedestrian Swing Bridge

Above: View of the footbridge from the Greenwich side, looking west towards Deptford. The bridge is in its ‘normal’ position, when in use by pedestrians. When ‘open’, it swings to the left (on this vew) through 110 degrees and rests … Continue reading

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Fleet, River

Above: Part of a painting by Samuel Scott, about 1750, looking across the Thames at the mouth of the River Fleet. The spire of St Bride’s church is on the left. The City of London evolved into the piece of … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge from Elephant Stairs

Above: View of Tower Bridge using a high-power zoom from Elephant Stairs. The view was taken taken on 20 April 2013 from a vantage point some distance down-river of Tower Bridge known as Elephant Stairs. At this point it is … Continue reading

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