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Tower Bridge

By Karuma1970
The opening scenes of the Bond film ‘The World is not Enough’ show a boat chase on the Thames. It will come as no surprise that there is an element of exaggeration and at one point one of the boat turns into a wharf/dock which is in fact a dead end. This photo is taken from that point near where my son lives.

His flat is where one of the biggest rookeries in London called Jacob's Island once existed and where Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist (spoiler alert) died
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‘crazy wooden galleries common to the backs of half a dozen houses, with holes from which to look upon the slime beneath; windows, broken and patched, with poles thrust out, on which to dry the linen that is never there; rooms so small, so filthy, so confined, that the air would seem to be too tainted even for the dirt and squalor which they shelter; wooden chambers thrusting themselves out above the mud and threatening to fall into it – as some have done; dirt-besmeared walls and decaying foundations, every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage: all these ornament the banks of Jacob's Island.’

At least that’s what the estate agent told us.


Tags: London Thames Tower bridge Landscape and travel

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Comments


4 Mar 2021 12:16AM
Excellent composition and exposure Mike,
Fred.
cooky Plus
17 6 3 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2021 12:34AM
Beautiful night scene Mike.
4 Mar 2021 12:44AM
A terrific night composition, Mike. And isn't it ironic that the impoverishment of the 19th Century is now a real estate selling point!

Thank you "muchly" for for your UA.

Peter
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
4 Mar 2021 2:15AM
An exciting night scene Mike.
4 Mar 2021 9:56AM
Nice night shot like the description !
4 Mar 2021 10:12AM
Good night photography, Mike
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
4 Mar 2021 10:12AM
Outstanding night image Mike
Ian
4 Mar 2021 12:29PM
Excellent night scene and information. Love the reference to Oliver Twist.
Fabulous Mike. I love Tower Bridge. The Thames is so magical at night.

Karen
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2021 2:20PM
Stunning ... A lovely night shot...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2021 6:54PM
a beautiful night image Mike
4 Mar 2021 8:42PM
It looks great at night. I have photographed this bridge in the daylight not so easy in low light but you managed it. When will I get back to London there are a lot of places I have yet to explore. Debs
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
11 Mar 2021 3:45AM
A beautifully photographed night time scene mike!!
The bridge is a beautiful frame for the scene !!

Glenn

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