Crossing the Thames to Greenwich in a cablecar.
The south shore entrance to the Greenwich Thames tunnel constructed in 1902. Not the 1869 tunnel of Paul Marlowe’s story “The Mudmen of Tower Tunnel”, obviously, but the original Tower Tunnel entrances were destroyed in the 1920’s (north) and 1990’s (south), and I didn’t photograph their replacements.
A tugboat and barges heading upriver. The Thames is still a working river.
View of the Tower through a window, blurrily, heading upriver.
“Entrance to Traitors’ Gate” – watergate built by Edward I.
A better view of the Tower. I had an outside seat heading down to Greenwich after my day at the British Museum.
Approaching Tower Bridge, heading upriver to the Embankment.
Passing under Tower Bridge on a Thames Clipper river bus.
Looking back upriver at Tower Bridge, heading down to Greenwich. The river buses are catamarans; at one point they announced, “This vessel will now travel at speed.” And it did. I do like messing about in boats, even as a passenger.
A black and white treatment of the same scene, aiming for that sharp “old postcard” look.
Thames sailing barges, I think, but sadly, not under sail. I used the sailing barge in an as-yet-unpublished story.
A view of the famous dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral from the Thames.
A second view of St. Paul’s from a Thames Clipper catamaran, this one without so much Thames-smeared glass in the way.
Cleopatra’s Needle. Actually from the time of Thutmose III (1479-1425 B.C.E.) — Hatshepsut’s successor.
A detail of the embankment of the Thames — “… the charter’d Thames does flow” — a very canalized river through London, but I did see some mudflats down towards Greenwich and the Docklands.
Westminster and the Elizabeth Tower from the Thames.
On shore – a view of Westminster Bridge. Wordsworth’s “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge” gave me my title for this gallery.