lovelondonscenes 155 – The Thames at low tide near Chiswick Mall

Last Sunday afternoon I went for a walk along the Thames from Hammersmith to Kew. Another cobweb-clearing exercise after a lively birthday dinner the night before with a few old friends in our favourite Chinese restaurant, Maxim’s, in Ealing.

It was low tide, and for once I strolled out onto the largely dried up riverbed to take a look around. The ebb and flow of the Thames is an amazing thing. Look at the shots below and then think that at high tide all this is covered and the water actually spills onto the street. I did a blog about Chiswick Mall at high tide a while back, if you’d like to contrast the two scenes.

It was a grey day and the dry Thames is pretty grey too. But there is a certain beauty in the bleakness.

There are a couple of photos approaching Kew Bridge from Strand-on-the-Green at the end. It was getting dark at just after 4pm. That time of year.


About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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