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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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Regent’s Canal (Background Page)

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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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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Island Gardens

Above: Island Gardens with Greenwich riverfront in the background. Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs. The Isle of Dogs is usually just called ‘The Island’ by the locals and so … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Cubitt Town

Above: Christ Church with its attractive spire. The locality on the Isle of Dogs called Cubitt Town lies to the SE. It was named after William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London (1860–62) who was responsible for the development of the … Continue reading

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Cascades Tower

Above: Cascades Tower with its sloping side. In the 1980s, when the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) was only just starting it had the task of creating a ‘new world’ in the derelict Docklands area. Londoners became used to tall … Continue reading

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Centurione I (Public Art)

The Canary Wharf Estate prides itself on the large numbers of pieces of public art that it has acquired over approximately three decades of its existence. The public art can be seen in the squares, beside the roads and paths, … Continue reading

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St Mary, Stratford le Bow

Above: Looking east at the church along the footpath in the churchyard on the island site in the centre of Bow Road. Before we go any further, it may be useful to explain that this church stands on an island … Continue reading

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Bow Bridge

Above: One of the few early prints of the second stone bridge over the River Lea. The first Bow Bridge is said to have been the first stone bridge built in England. It was built around 1110 across the River … Continue reading

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