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London, England 2000

Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000

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London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]

Under the Guidance of Detective Schofield
(Note: descriptions may be incomplete)

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Big Ben Parliament

  • Big Ben
  • Parliament

Millennium Wheel London Bridge, Parliament and Big Ben

  • Millennium Wheel
  • London Bridge, Parliament and Big Ben

Red Ken's old haunt.  Ex London City Council offices Big Ben

  • Red Ken's old haunt. Ex London City Council offices
  • Big Ben

Statue near Dali exhibition entrance Royal Air Force Memorial

  • Statue near Dali exhibition entrance
  • Royal Air Force Memorial

Cleopatra's Needle Cannon Street Station

  • Cleopatra's Needle
  • Cannon Street Station (incorrectly labelled as Blackfriers Railway Station - thanks to Richard)

    Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:41:02 +0100
    From: "Richard J."
    Subject: "Blackfriers" Station, London
    To: [lachlan@melbpc.org.au]
    
    I came across your site today while doing a search for the Greenwich Foot
    Tunnel.  I had a browse through your photos, and noticed that you had a
    photo captioned "Blackfriers Railway Station".  I am writing to point out
    that the station in your photo is actually Cannon Street Station.
    
    The sequence of bridges going upstream from Tower Bridge is as follows:
    
    Tower Bridge
    London Bridge
    Alexandra Bridge* (railway, for Cannon Street Station - the one in your
    photo)
    Southwark Bridge
    Millennium Bridge (footbridge)
    Blackfriars railway bridge (for Blackfriars Station - not "Blackfriers")
    Blackfriars Bridge (road)
    Waterloo Bridge
    Hungerford Bridge (railway, for Charing Cross Station, with footbridges** on
    both sides)
    Westminster Bridge
    (etc.)
    
    * As a Londoner, I've only found out today that it's called that! I've
    always known it as "Cannon Street Railway Bridge".
    
    ** New this year.
    
    Incidentally, you might be interested in what Cannon Street Station used to
    look like before Hitler bombed its roof.  See
    http://www.jubileebridgelondon.com/history1.html.
    
    Regards,
    
    Richard J.
    London, UK
    

The Monument Modern building designed by Luigi the Window washer (according to the guide) plus old fish market

  • The Sir Christopher Wren memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great fire of London (1666) is known cryptically as The Monument.
  • Modern building designed by Luigi the Window washer (according to the guide) plus old fish market

Building from Oliver and modern building where Fish Called Wanda was filmed Canary wharf in the distance

  • Building from Oliver and modern building where Fish Called Wanda was filmed
  • Canary wharf in the distance

Yuppie apartments to the left of us Yuppie apartments to the right of us Canal most likely used for James Bond film

  • Yuppie apartments to the left of us Yuppie apartments to the right of us
  • Canal most likely used for James Bond film

Canary wharf Yuppie apartments to the left of us Yuppie apartments to the right of us

  • Canary wharf
  • Yuppie apartments to the left of us Yuppie apartments to the right of us

Yuppie apartments to the left of us Yuppie apartments to the right of us HMS Invincible

  • Yuppie apartments to the left of us Yuppie apartments to the right of us
  • HMS Invincible

HMS Invincible Greenwich in the distance

  • HMS Invincible
  • Greenwich in the distance

HMS Invincible The Cutty Sark at Greenwich

  • HMS Invincible
  • The Cutty Sark at Greenwich

University of Greenwich Dome in the Distance

  • University of Greenwich
  • A promised last sighting of the Dome. But unfortunately there were several more.

University of Greenwich University of Greenwich

  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Greenwich

Maritime Museum Maritime Museum, statue of Captain Cook and Royal Observatory in the distance

  • Maritime Museum
  • Maritime Museum, statue of Captain Cook and Royal Observatory in the distance

Collonade at the Maritime Museum Maritime Museum

  • Collonade at the Maritime Museum looking towards the Queens House, birthplace and childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I
  • Maritime Museum

Royal Observatory Statue of Captain Cook

  • Royal Observatory
  • Statue of Captain Cook

Gardens and park around the Maritime Museum Pink flowers

  • Gardens and park around the Maritime Museum
  • Pink flowers

Standing along the Meridian Line Dome and power station

  • Standing along the Meridian Line
  • Dome and power station

Meridian Line Clock Maritime Museum

  • Meridian Line Clock
  • Maritime Museum

Downtown Greenwich The Cutty Sark

  • Downtown Greenwich
  • The Cutty Sark

Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames On the other side of the Thames

  • Greenwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames
  • On the other side of the Thames

Entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel Greenwich Foot Tunnel Sign

  • Entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel
  • Greenwich Foot Tunnel Sign

Harrier Jump Jets on HMS Invincible Gun on HMS Invincible

  • Harrier Jump Jets on HMS Invincible
  • Gun on HMS Invincible

Tower Bridge and BT Tower London Tower

  • Tower Bridge and BT Tower
  • London Tower

Modern building designed by Luigi the Window washer (according to the guide) plus old fish market The Monument

  • Modern building designed by Luigi the Window washer (according to the guide) plus old fish market
  • The Sir Christopher Wren memorial to those who lost their lives in the Great fire of London (1666) is known cryptically as The Monument.

Parliament Parliament

  • Parliament
  • Parliament

Anti Slavery Society Monument Parliament

  • Anti Slavery Society Monument
  • Parliament

Statues on Westminster Abbey Blue Plaque to Lord Palmerston

  • Statues on Westminster Abbey
  • Blue Plaque to Lord Palmerston

Poking tongue out at Blue Plaque of Lord Haldane Buckinham Palace from St James's Park

  • Poking tongue out at Blue Plaque of Lord Haldane
  • Buckinham Palace from St James's Park

Buckinham Palace Green Park

  • Buckinham Palace
  • Green Park

Poetry Links and stuff

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

London
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.

But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.


London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]

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