Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday 23 January - Along the Thames

It has been wet underfoot all day but there hasn't been any rain to speak of. They are saving that for tomorrow.   I wanted to look at the newly completed London Bridge station.  It has a very large concourse underneath the tracks but no trains are visible.
Borough Market was quite lively but with very few people, perhaps it would have been busier at lunch time.
Quite an ornate store front for a place selling spirits

Borough Market pub

Nice brick and tile work at Borough Market
Sir Francis Drake's boat The Golden Hind(e) is in dry dock.  It was good to be able to look at it without the usual hoards of tourists

When I was on the railway we had a fast train between London Paddington and Plymouth which was advertised as "The Golden Hind". We called it "The Brass Arse".
HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge

There were a number of cormorants n the Thames.  The water was very muddy and I wonder how they could see to fish in the murk.

Insect House in Potters Field

I put this in for our friend Pat "STOP! BEER HERE"

Mud, mud, glorious mud. Woudn't want to have a condo here with this mud revealed twice a day at low tide.
An Ancient Train Indicator Sign at Gloucester Road Underground station..  Maybe it is classified as an historic monument

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