October 1, 2023

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.

Ship and SHovell view of London from Hungerford bridge
I’ve walked previous this scene many instances prior to now, however by no means taken {a photograph} on this path! That’s the Shard bang within the centre and the Royal competition Corridor lit up in blue to the precise with the River Thames within the foreground.

It’s additionally been some time since I used to be final in London at night time and did this very stroll. (September to be exact, once I took this picture wanting straight East up the River Thames from the identical spot). This stroll is one in every of my favourites as a result of there’s a wonderful pub nearby referred to as the Ship and Shovell that, pre-Covid, I visited a number of instances a yr.

Alas, my go to on this event was bitter-sweet. I dashed as much as the town instantly after the varsity run so I might meet up with one in every of my oldest pals 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.

Reasonably 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 occurring proper beneath it on the expose river mattress! We stayed on for a bit and I recollect it was excellent night time.

Anyway, after I’d mentioned goodbye, I made my approach again to Waterloo station to catch a prepare house. It was whereas I used to be on my approach that I noticed this scene and I believed the laser gentle emanating from The Shard was putting. I favor to take my images on a DSLR digital camera however this was only a fast snap that I took and edited on my cellphone. I believe 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 received’t be too lengthy.

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