It’s been some time since I’ve posted any pictures to the weblog. I’m afraid that is just because I’ve been snowed beneath each with my research and with our forthcoming home transfer. This image was taken from Hungerford Footbridge in central London and whereas I’ve taken many photographs from that bridge and posted them to the weblog prior to now, this one was poignant for a few causes.
It’s additionally been some time since I used to be final in London at evening and did this very stroll. (September to be exact, once I took this photograph trying immediately East up the River Thames from the identical spot). This stroll is certainly one of my favourites as a result of there’s a wonderful pub nearby known as the Ship and Shovell that, pre-Covid, I visited a number of instances a 12 months.
Alas, my go to on this event was bitter-sweet. I dashed as much as the town instantly after the college run so I might meet up with certainly one of my oldest buddies on the pub. The Ship and Shovell has at all times been a regular-ish assembly level for us. After 20-odd years of dwelling in London, my partner-in-many-a-crime was catching a prepare to South Yorkshire the place he grew up. He has purchased a home up there and is planning a brand new life nearer to his household. Granted, it’s not Australia and I do know we’ll be in common contact, however he’s going to be missed.
Slightly amusingly, that’s Competition Pier on the left hand facet of the image, branching out into the water. A few years in the past, when the Thames’s tide was low, the 2 of us stumbled throughout an unlawful rave that was taking place proper beneath it on the expose river mattress! We stayed on for a bit and I recollect it was excellent evening.
Anyway, after I’d mentioned goodbye, I made my means again to Waterloo station to catch a prepare residence. It was whereas I used to be on my means that I noticed this scene and I believed the laser mild emanating from The Shard was putting. I desire to take my pictures on a DSLR digital camera however this was only a fast snap that I took and edited on my cellphone. I feel it makes this small nook of London look fairly vibrant.
Fairly once I’ll be crossing that footbridge to she Ship and Shovell once more I don’t know. I hope it gained’t be too lengthy.