Thursday, February 13, 2014

Guaranteed no pictures of men in wellies

If you’ve had enough of watching news reporters up to their knees in flood water, you could have a look at these pictures to cheer you up.  This first one which I took a week ago gives a nice list of all the things you are not allowed to do in the foot tunnel beneath the Thames at Greenwich.

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I fear I may have broken the rules, then because I was loitering in order to take the picture.  Hang on a minute, what’s that in the distance?

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I decided on this occasion not to make a citizen’s arrest.

Over near St Paul’s Cathedral we enjoyed this phone box.  Which is free to use but you can’t use it.

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Coming back to the subject of people ignoring signs and rules, one which did wind me up was this:

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a boat moored on the water point at the Black Horse.  Twenty yards away there were at least four, probably five, mooring spaces with rings and everything.  A pity his boat was so non descript. If only I knew what it was called I might have reported him.

This was our last trip into London by boat or a year or two, so I took care to take snaps of some of the bits I like on the approaches to Paddington.

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Here we are alongside the Harrow Road whith the increasing anticipation of Little Venice not far away.

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I remember when we first boated into London, this building, or where it now stands, was a big hole in the ground.  It’s simple but I like it.

Looking the other way is another building I’ve got used to. It has narrowboats moored at either end. Very handy for someone.

 

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And here I must stop because Inspector George Gently calls on the telly, and I like him.

2 comments:

Val Poore said...

A lovely area and one I am fond of, Neil. Hope you're all safe and unflooded there!

Sue said...

I never even knew there was a foot tunnel under the Thames!

How old do I have to be to stop learning?!