Here are some photographs taken by the Thames in lovely Marlow in Buckinghamshire last weekend. Panoramic view from Marlow Bridge Taken on a beautiful Winter morning, the riverside properties are reflected in the water. Under Marlow Bridge Thew view from Marlow Lock
Friday Photo: Thames Barrier closure anniversary
Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the first closure of the Thames Barrier. The first closure of the flood protection system was a test closure, as most of its closures have been. The flood protection system on the river at Charlton has been operational since 1982 but was officially opened by the Queen in 1984. Here are some photos of …
Friday Photo: Nina Mackay II
NINA Mackay II is a Targa 31 boat used the Metropolitan Police’s Marine Policing Unit based in Wapping. The boat was named in honour of WPC Nina Mackay who was sadly killed in the line of duty on this very day, seventeen years ago. Here are two photos of NINA MACKAY II on the Thames earlier this year, waiting for …
Friday Photo: Paddlesteamer Waverley
It’s the last weekend of Waverley’s season on the Thames for 2014. The popular paddlesteamer can be seen on the river this weekend before returning to Glasgow next week. The 73-metre long vessel is the last sea-going paddlesteamer in the world. Waverley passing Northfleet on her way to Gravesend as the sun sets behind. Waverley arrives at Gravesend passing Marco …
Friday Photo: German tall ship on On The Thames calendar cover
For the second year running, I have made a Thames photo calendar with some of my favourite pictures from the river. The front cover has on it the striking German tall ship Alexander Von Humboldt II which visited London earlier this year. With it still being August, it’s perhaps a little early for most people to be thinking about calendars …
Friday Photo: Cruise ship passing Sikh temple
A photo of cruise ship BERLIN passing the Sikh Gudwara in Gravesend early on Wednesday morning with the cranes of London Gateway visible in the distance.
Friday Photo: The Garden Museum
THE GARDEN Museum is a small museum created in the late 70s in a disused church next to Lambeth Palace by the River Thames. It aims to capture “what gardens mean to people, in a collaborative forum of activities, debate, collections and archives.” With exhibits and activities inside what was once St Mary’s Church, it has a delightful cafe and knot …
Friday Photo: Thames sunset behind Dartford Bridge
It’s only a month since I lasted posted some photos of a lovely sunset behind the Dartford Bridge but the sky was again rather magnificent last night. As with all photos on the site, any of these pictures can be ordered as a print and you can all the photos in your inbox by subscribing to the site. You can …
Friday Photo: Tilbury horses
Horses graze on a sunny day in Tilbury with Gravesend seen in the background.
Friday Photo: Gloriana at the Tudor Pull
Here’s a photo of the Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana in last week’s Tudor Pull from Hampton Court to the Tower of London.
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