South of the river

View from the southOn a walk around London, a camera can be your best companion. It encourages you to take in the landscape, architectural details and other people enjoying the views. This absorbing walk, on the south side of the River Thames, took me from Woolwich to the Greenwich peninsula. My starting point was Woolwich Arsenal station (DLR), ending up at North Greenwich station (Jubilee Line). Here’s what you’ll see along the route:

  • Woolwich Arsenal with its mix of original and contemporary architecture
  • River views all the way to Docklands
  • Plane spotting courtesy of London City Airport
  • The Victorian Woolwich foot tunnel – a subterranean delight
  • The Thames Barrier
  • Greenwich peninsula’s industrial edginess, new buildings, cable car and crane installation

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This way to the gallery

14 thoughts on “South of the river

  1. I just wish I could see things the way you do – especially love the cranes but on second thoughts impossible to choose a favourite


  2. Your “crazy paving portholes” just reminded me of something similar I saw in Dresden earlier this week. While there are extremely beautiful buildings about, I found it difficult to capture them and was actually thinking about your pictures and how you have a knack for architectural pics, picking out the right details, showing us parts instead of the whole building etc. I often stood in front of a building or monument and thought “Which part would Mike shoot?”.
    I didn’t manage well, but it did make me look in to architectural photography courses, so I hope all is not lost :-) .


    • Hi Kiki, oh that’s a wonderful tale. And how lovely to think that I was being thought of as you took photographs in Dresden. Coincidentally my great-grandfather came from there. I think instinct plays a great part in these shots – and lots of practice. I bet you did pretty well. Perhaps we should trade skills – teach me how to cook!


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