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An alternate view of London

London is a surprising city. Take a walk down a street and at each turn you'll see something new, or something that casts a familiar sight in a different light.

Thursday night I went on a boat trip down the Thames to celebrate O'Reilly's 25th anniversary. Despite Tim O'Reilly's transport hiccups and a late departure the journey was an interesting one, as the grey skies cleared and the river swell subsided (and we were plied with food and drink).

The sun slowly set, and the golden light of a midsummer evening made it impossible not to pull out the camera, and to try an capture some of the beauty of the light on the water and on the buildings...

The sun shines through the Palace of Westminster

Tower Bridge and the silver river

A Thames barge slowly trawls past the towers of Docklands

The sun sets behind two of London's tallest towers


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Jun. 21st, 2003 03:36 am (UTC)
Oh, they're lovely dear!

I love the bird in the last one.
Jun. 21st, 2003 03:47 am (UTC)
Serendipity at work! I didn't even notice it when I took the picture...
Jun. 21st, 2003 05:38 am (UTC)
Lovely, evocative pictures. Makes me pine for London even more.
Jun. 21st, 2003 05:43 am (UTC)
Great pictures. I've seen that barge going past Shad Thames.
Jun. 21st, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
And I saw it a week ago at the Cutty Sark (pub, not my old family boat) in Greenwich...
Jun. 21st, 2003 08:26 am (UTC)
Oh, bravo!

Wish we could've got on, but the other gig was fun anyway...
Jun. 21st, 2003 12:47 pm (UTC)
I hate you milkman Simon!
I was going to be hobnobbing with the rich and famous^W^W^W^Wall and sundry on that boat too, but couldn't make it due to Stuff. If I'd known it'd be a late start I could have come along anyway. Bah.

For other boat fun, try getting the boat from Westminster pier to Hampton court one day. Takes about three hours.
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