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…


Storm clouds over Waterloo Bridge


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

Teddington Lock

Teddington lock

Under the bridge

Under a bridge

Under a bridge

Two mansions by the Grand Union Canal

Another aspect of London: it’s canals and waterways other than the Thames.

Two magnificent mansions:

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The Marshes at Oare

Purple sky over the Marshes

Purple sky over the Marshes

Golden marshes

Golden marshes

Cloud's reflection

Cloud’s reflection

slight blue

slight blue

a forgotten boat

a forgotten boat

Still tied...

Still tied…

A long walk around the marshes near Oare…

Two aspects of Eel Pie Island on the Thames

Boat yard with Twickenham at the far end

Boat yard with Twickenham at the far end

Artists' studios on the island
Artists’ studios on the island

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 island was a Mecca for rock and R&B groups. Some went to great fame: Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men (including Rod Stewart), Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, David Bowie, Alexis Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring Eric Clapton), George Melly, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Tridents (featuring Jeff Beck), The Who, The Yardbirds, etc. etc.

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