Winter Coat

By SlowSong
Even statues feel the cold. Smile Here's King George II all snuggly in his onesie.
From the Naval College at Greenwich on Saturday, looking up to the Observatory. It was freezing and the Thames had risen so much it was washing over the edge as you can see in Vs 1 and 2. I think the Barrier was up too, so doubly worrying. Boris - get yer thinking cap on.....

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Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
17 Jan 2013 1:37PM
Excellent documentary set.

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mikbee Plus
10 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 1:38PM
Never mind Boris getting his thinking cap on Chris.
He will need a decent haircut before he can do that !!
I quite like Boris though.
He talks a lot of crap just like me !!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
17 Jan 2013 1:38PM
Good to have you back Mick. Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1849 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:39PM
V1 is interesting. I've seen statues wrapped up for the winter but never with a crown left out in the cold on top!
V2 & V3 - scary. We were talking only last night of visiting Greenwich, hope it dries out first!
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
17 Jan 2013 1:43PM
Great PJ shotGrin
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:57PM
I must admit to enjoying a good laugh at V1, worthy of a Silly Sunday Smile
V2 and V3 are indeed worrying.
At least Mick is on form!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
17 Jan 2013 2:49PM
The pigeons will be disappointed, Chris, too slippery to landGrin. A shock to see the Thames so high, very worrying Sad Carol
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:55PM
Three great documentary/reportage images Chris. It certainly is a worrying sight seeing the River Thames creeping over its banks like a sly old fox into a chicken coop.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2013 3:11PM
Big water~
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
17 Jan 2013 4:30PM
Seeing images like this makes me think how lucky we are where I live, not getting extremes of weather. It's certainly thermal undies weather, though....Wink
A fine set of images, Chris Smile
Trev Smile
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
17 Jan 2013 4:37PM
Serious contender for flooding at this time and not a Spring high tide !! Very reportage Chris.
17 Jan 2013 4:51PM
A fine set.
17 Jan 2013 5:25PM
better pack the wellies then ?????????????
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
17 Jan 2013 5:27PM
I've never seen a statue so wrapped, and I haven't seen the Thames so high either. Well captured, Chris.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
17 Jan 2013 8:43PM
That is very high water in V2 and V3. Wonder in the cold if the statue could crack........Sandy
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
17 Jan 2013 8:54PM
All wrapped up - is that to prevent it cracking in the cold - V2&3 not a good looking situation but Boris will sort it.Wink
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:06PM
Coordinated belt and braces SmileSmile
Well documented set of photos
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 1:25PM
That's a lot of water - excellent reportageSmile
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 4:17PM
Whoa...scary about the Thames!

Love the statue in his onesie, Chris Grin

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:09PM
Bit like Venice then!
and a bit of a worry too
like all three images Chris
There's always so much to photograph in Greenwich, you captured old George all wrapped up for the winter!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
19 Jan 2013 12:17PM
I recognized king george Ii Tongue

19 Jan 2013 1:18PM
Great set of images- very well taken.......Grin
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
20 Jan 2013 10:28AM
I never even thought the statues would need protection, you take it for granted that they will weather well, obviously the extreme cold could damage them beyond repair. I do like his coat and I am wondering where I can get one from.Grin
The Thames being that high certainly is worrying, I hope it is not a sign of things to come.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
27 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Seriously in fits. Love your description,too.

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