I haven’t posted for over three weeks (because I haven’t done anything but read books!), so here are some interesting images taken on a walk in London in January 2017. Normal service will be resumed shortly, hopefully…
Five years ago I bought a coffee-table book, “Great Pubs of London” by George Dailey. It has wonderful pictures and the history of twenty historic London pubs. I set myself a not very serious project to visit them all, but I got nowhere. I’ve just been to one of them – The George, in Borough High Street – and it’s prompted me to resurrect the project. In the absence of a map in the book (apparently corrected in a later edition), here is an interactive one I’ve constructed in Google Maps.
On the BBC website there’s a great article about George Dailey’s book with some terrific pictures.
And here is a list of the pubs and a map of their general location
A pub lunch in the historic George Inn on London’s Borough High Street was the excuse for a rare visit into London. The food was excellent pub-grub. A walk along the Thames to Waterloo helped to work off the beer, steak & ale pie and chips.
It’s been quite a while since I / we have walked around London. We strolled along the south and north banks of the Thames around the Tower Bridge area and on a lovely, crisp mid-week morning. Gosh, it was quiet! As well as the usual sunny-day pictures, I’ve thrown in a few black and white, arty-farty images.
It’s been over a year since I last went up to London and also some 9 months since I last met up with some old (literally!) work colleagues. On an intermittently sunny day we all met up for a bit of walking, a bit of history, and a pub lunch at the Dickens Inn in St Katharine Docks. It was just like old times with London back to being busy with tourists and young people.
It’s been a a couple of months since I last walked in London and for the first time I took two cameras, the heavy Pentax DSLR with a telephoto lens, and my wonderful little Sony RX100. I only used one of the Pentax pictures so I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to take it out again.The water in the Thames was really low – see the first b & w image, and alongside HMS Belfast there was a liner, Ocean Majesty. As often happens, I was asked by a tourist to take their photo.