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.
Really great shots of a beautiful place. Thank you, John!
Thanks Resa. We love the Thames!
I can see why!!!
All rather beautiful, John. I like that bird barge between Wandsworth and Putney bridges – often stop to admire them.
I chose exactly the same day to walk up through Notting Hill to Westbourne Park, then followed the canal through Regent’s Park to Camden, Kings Cross, Islington and Hackney to Limehouse. I then crossed the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich, and finally up to the O2. Byron burger, a couple of large Malbecs, and – of course – the boat back to Embankment (with added wine). Lovely jubbly.
I am not worthy! But London… so awesome.
All a bit obsessive on my part. I seem to want to consume the whole city! You can see why I never married….