Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Thames River in London

9th December 2105

River Thames  is a river that flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. While it is best known for flowing through London, the river also flows alongside other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.
The river gives its name to three informal areas: the Thames Valley, a region of England around the river between Oxford and west London; the Thames Gateway; and the greatly overlapping Thames Estuary around the tidal Thames to the east of London and including the waterway itself. Thames Valley Police is a formal body that takes its name from the river, covering three counties.

 



All photos I took last June


The Thames doesn't look so clean.
In the background British Parlaiment.


14 comments:

  1. My God you were lucky - such nice fine days to take your photos
    of The Thames. Strange that there appear to be very few tourist
    boats on the river??? Unlike the Seine, Danube etc.
    The architecture of the new and the old are "SO" different - the old has "class" - the new (sky scrappers) are so "bland".
    I wonder what in God's name is that "white box like thing" on the front of the Houses of Parliament???
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin I agree Danube is a great river. Definitely old buildings look better than the new ones

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  2. Lovely photos and such a pretty day to be out and about.

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  3. I like that in the fifth photo you captured The Gherkin, The Walkie Talkie and also The Cheese Grater buildings. The water in The Thames is not nice but I think it has improved a lot in recent times.

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    1. Andrew as Know it is cleaner now than it was in the past

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  4. My goodness so good to see a blue sky. Not often of photos in England do i see that. Must have been a lovely day for you there in June.

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    1. Margaret, it depends on the year but weatjer in Britan can be pretty

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  5. Lovely blue sky and beautiful series of the river and surrounding area.

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  6. So beautiful, Gosia. I've never been to London, but have always heard of the river.

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    1. Linda maybe one day you can visit it

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  7. Nice photos of the Thames and landmarks along it.

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