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 photos 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 night time and did this very stroll. (September to be exact, after I took this picture trying instantly East up the River Thames from the identical spot). This stroll is one in all 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 occasions a yr.
Alas, my go to on this event was bitter-sweet. I dashed as much as town instantly after the varsity run so I may meet up with one in all my oldest associates on the pub. The Ship and Shovell has all the time 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 practice 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 superb night time.
Anyway, after I’d stated goodbye, I made my manner again to Waterloo station to catch a practice residence. It was whereas I used to be on my manner that I noticed this scene and I believed the laser mild emanating from The Shard was placing. I desire to take my images on a DSLR digital camera however this was only a fast snap that I took and edited on my telephone. I feel it makes this small nook of London look fairly vibrant.
Fairly after 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.