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North Sea Fishing Trawler visiting London for a few days
North Sea Fishing Trawler visiting London for a few days

North Sea Fishing Trawler visiting London for a few days

For the next few days, a North Sea fishing trawler will be in London – not to trawl the muddy waters for rare salmon and deprive the local cormorants of their lunch – but to let the general public have

Jun
01
2011
Bale of straw to be hung from Tower Bridge
Bale of straw to be hung from Tower Bridge

Bale of straw to be hung from Tower Bridge

In line with ye olde traditions, if headroom of an arch on a bridge over the Thames is reduced from its usual limits, but remains open to navigation… then a bale of straw must be hung from the arch to

Apr
08
2011
Tower Bridge to lift for the first time in months
Tower Bridge to lift for the first time in months

Tower Bridge to lift for the first time in months

This Saturday marks a rather odd moment, as Tower bridge will open to let a boat pass through. Notable, as the bridge has been firmly shut for several months while the road bridge was given a rather more than a

Mar
31
2011
An early drawing of Tower Bridge
An early drawing of Tower Bridge

An early drawing of Tower Bridge

The below drawing might not look that unusual, albeit fairly obviously from an older time when the riverside was still a major port and industrial centre, but at the time it was printed - in 1886 - it was quite radical.

Oct
17
2010
Tours of a Tall Sailing Ship by Tower Bridge
Tours of a Tall Sailing Ship by Tower Bridge

Tours of a Tall Sailing Ship by Tower Bridge

This morning as I worked from home, I saw this from the balcony.

Sep
03
2010

Sailing Ship to pass through Tower Bridge today

The lift schedule for Tower Bridge notes that a "vessel" is due to pass through today at around 5:15pm, but doesn't indicate what sort of ship it will be.

Jul
14
2010

Tower Bridge goes Dark for Earth Hour

Lots of buildings turned off their lights last night for an hour to mark the Earth Hour event – and although they were quite late, Tower Bridge eventually went dark – making them the most significant blob of blackness as

Mar
28
2010
Tower Bridge in the Dereliction
Tower Bridge in the Dereliction

Tower Bridge in the Dereliction

In the 1970's-80s large swathes of the docklands area was left as wasteland following the development of container cargo trade - and as such there are quite a lot of photos of the area showing the wastelands left over from the demolition of buildings and warehouses.

Oct
05
2009

The Fugitive Futurist – or how the Thames was drained of water

I am a bit of a fan of how people in the past thought the future would look like, and my memory was recently prompted to recall a short black&white film I saw for the first time last year –

Sep
18
2009

Flypast over Tower Bridge

An FYI – on Friday 26th June 2009, there is due to be a flypast over Tower Bridge sometime between 12-1pm as part of the London Armed Forces Day. I haven’t been able to confirm who is doing the flypast,

Jun
25
2009

Photos at the Red Arrows flypast

I dutifully wandered over to London Bridge at lunchtime to get hoped for photos of the Red Arrows flying overhead and with Tower Bridge in the shot. As I arrived, I was pleasantly shocked to see the was quite a

Apr
01
2008

HMS Westminster & Tower Bridge – A photo opportunity

The UK naval frigate, HMS Westminster is arriving in London for a few days, and will pass under the raised Tower Bridge just before 5pm on Dec 13th.

Nov
19
2007