As we freeze in the UK in temperatures and snowy conditions we’re just not used to – Canadians or Scandinavians would scoff at our woes – it’s nice to look back to a walk I did a couple of weekends ago. It was a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon. Mild for the time of year. I’d been out late at a leaving do the night before and felt the need for a good long walk to shake off the cobwebs. I took a tube to Gloucester Road, walked down to Battersea Bridge and headed west. Ended in growing darkness at Hammersmith. Took about two and a half hours, including a refreshment stop in a pub on the Wandsworth stretch.
Took a few photos, of course. Here is a selection.
Starting with a view of Battersea Bridge from the Chelsea side, before crossing over.
Heading into Wandsworth.
A handy stopover for the birds. Species mingling.
Putney Bridge in the distance; the river vast.
Crossed over at Putney Bridge. In Bishop’s Park, Fulham.
Barn Elms sports ground behind the trees. Spent a lot of time there a few years ago, when my son Kieran was at the London Oratory school.
Nature does art very well!
More vastness, at Fulham Reach, near Hammersmith Bridge.
I like those streaks of light seeming to pierce the river.