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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    St Ives, cambs

    Bimbling West Of Westminster Bridge.

    Most of my Thames side walks have been to the east of Westminster Bridge so I decided for a change of scenery and go west of Westminster Bridge and see if anything interesting caught my eye. Walked along the south bank toward Battersea passing the headquarters of, as shown on tourist maps as, ‘MI6 Secret Intelligence Service’ where as on the other side of the river the building is just named MI5. Had a wander around Battersea Park and then across the Albert Bridge and headed back towards Westminster passing along the way the Royal Hospital Chelsea where the Pensioners live and the flower show is held and after passing Tate Britain, into Victoria Tower Gardens which is due to be the home of the National Holocaust Memorial by 2021. It didn’t look far on Google maps but took me just over 4 hours. Weather wise, I had my gloves on to start with as there was a bit of a wind chill coming off the Thames, which was on the way out. There were dark clouds to start with but that thinned out during the morning and diffused the light and by the time I got back to Westminster Bridge, there was blue sky and sunshine and getting quite warm. Parts of the walk are definite candidates for a future night shoot. In the order taken.

    Obligatory tourist shot (long exposure using Sony PlayMemories Smooth Reflection App)

    Entrance Sculpture to the International Maritime Organisation building.

    Standing boat seats at White Hart Dock (behind them) on Albert Embankment.

    Former Lowestoft registered trawler St Michael/LT328 berthed at Nine Elms Pier.

    Former Battersea Power Station looking north.

    Peace Pagoda at Battersea Park.

    Fountain Lake, Battersea Park.

    Albert Bridge from Chelsea Embankment.

    Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

    Former Battersea Power Station looking south.

    Part of the St George Wharf Tower Development.

    Vauxhall Bridge with the St George Wharf Tower Development behind.

    Sculpture in Riverside Walk Gardens

    Shhhh, it's a secret.

    Tate Britain.

    Buxton Memorial Fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens.

    London Duck Tours 'Duck'

    Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Mark II & Sony Alpha A5000+16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom lens.

    The Future Of Photography Is Mirrorless


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Not a fan of the first but the rest are cracking images, The Dukw or one of them was on the bridge during the attack on Westminster BTW

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Morphett Vale, 30 Klm's south of Adelaide, South Australia
    My God, London has so changed since I was last there, about 40 years ago. I was aware of the awful cone thing to the east but not of any of these excellent changes shown in these photos (exclude the first one) Might have to come 'home' again for one last look around.

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