From Abbey Woods to the Thames

A walk from Winn Common through Abbey Woods to the Thames.  

Across the Thames…

From Southend-On-Sea across to the other side of the Thames…

Crossness Pumping Station

I have a new slide show with 8 images: A hymn to Victorian architecture and engineering – Crossness Pumping Station, a former sewage pumping station designed by the Metropolitan Board of Works’s Chief Engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver at the eastern end of the Southern Outfall Sewer in the London Borough of Bexley. Please view all the images by following this link Here is a sample of 3 images

London from the Sky Garden

The top of 20 Fenchurch Street is a fantastic garden with panoramic views of London. Worth a visit. This is a panoramic built using Adobe LightRoom CC out of 6 exporters, 3 for the top and 3 for the bottom parts.

Two views over the Thames

  Walking from Canary Wharf to Wapping on the river path by Limehouse

Wassailing or 12th Night

Wassailing/Yulesinging takes place on Twelfth Night. In this occasion a large crowd of people wait for the arrival of the Green-Man by boat from further up the river Thames. On landing he performs the traditional wassailing. He then is received by a troupe of Mummers who proceed to perform a parody of George and the Dragon and contemporary England and politicians.

Two aspects of Eel Pie Island on the Thames

Eel Pie Island is, as the name suggests,  an island situated on the river Thames tideway by Twickenham. Twice yearly the resident artists in the island open their studios to the public. A ramshackle boatyard is part of the charm of the island with old bits of machinery framing the small artists’ studios along a colourful path. Back in the 50s and 60s the…