Friday Photo: Sunny Marlow

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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

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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

Rob PowellFriday Photo

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

Rob PowellFriday Photo

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

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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: The Garden Museum

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THE GARDEN Museum is a small museum created in the late 70s in a disused church next to Lambeth Palace by the┬áRiver 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

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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 …