lovelondonscenes 171 – From Putney Bridge to Kew Bridge

It was a pleasant day yesterday – the last for a while if the forecasts are right – so I took the opportunity to have a stroll along the river. I took a train from Brentford to Putney and walked home.  All in all I walked ten miles, mostly along the river.

I hadn’t intended to take photos, but there was something about the vastness of the river and the sky as I crossed Putney Bridge that tempted me. All the way back that combination was enchanting; it was enhanced later on by the reflections of the sinking sun on the water.

All iPhone 8 shots, no enhancements.

To begin, that view from Putney Bridge.

A couple in Fulham, after you’ve passed Bishop’s Park and walked around Fulham’s Craven Cottage stadium.

From Fulham Reach, not far from Hammersmith Bridge, which is sadly not open to the public for the foreseeable future while repairs are carried out. Initially cyclists and pedestrians were still allowed to cross. I’m not sure what added to the caution. It’s a right pain though!

A favourite spot, scene of many past photos, by Chiswick Mall.

Under Barnes Bridge. I crossed over from the Chiswick side here and intended to walk to Kew Bridge on this side; but at Chiswick Bridge the towpath was closed for repairs, so it was back over to the Chiswick side and suburban Hartington Road until I reached Strand on the Green.

To finish, three shots from Strand on the Green: a lovely stretch, lined with pubs – not quite as vibrant as normal at the moment. Kew Bridge looming in the background, from whence I trudged past Brentford’s new football ground, up the west side of Gunnersury Park and on to Northfields, slightly footsore and ready for a can of Beavertown Gamma Ray!

 

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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3 Responses to lovelondonscenes 171 – From Putney Bridge to Kew Bridge

  1. dc says:

    Beautifully timed to torment the Dood in his quarantine prison!

  2. Dood says:

    Hey, no worries! My glorious days of yomping in yodel country made it well worth the sacrifice. At least for now.

    Lovely snapping though – you got some great skies there. I especially like the later ones from Strand on the Green, which is indeed a pretty spot. (Though with a five-minute walk from the Bell & Crown to the Bees, it may not be so pretty on match days.)

    Just for the record, they immediately closed ‘smiff Bridge due to cracking in the structure in that extraordinary hot spell in the summer. Ironically enough, of course, we may not see weather like that again for years. But it’s OK – Grant Shapps has created a Task Force. Everything will be fine.

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