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Vienna, Austria 2017 Part V

Still in Vienna and walked a couple of parks/gardens and then took a “Fiaker” ride around the old historic city.

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“Fiaker”, Petersplats, Vienna, Austria

A fiacre is a form of hackney coach, a horse-drawn four-wheeled carriage for hire. In Vienna such cabs are called Fiaker. (not us)


Fürstentum Liechtenstein Botschaft, Löwelstraße 8, Vienna


Wüstenrot House, Kohlmarkt, Vienna


View down Kohlmarkt to The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna


Storefront, Graben, Vienna


St Michael Gate, The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna


Statue, Kaiser Franz I, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna

Franz Joseph Karl from the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was from 1792 to 1806 as Franz II the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In 1804 he founded the empire of Austria, which he reigned as Francis I until his death.


Water Hydrant, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statue, Swiss Gate, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna


The Swiss Gate, The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna


The Hofburg, Vienna

The Hofburg is the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria and was formerly the principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. Located in the center of Vienna, it was built in the 13th century.


Müllverbrennungsanlage Spittelau (Waste Incineration Plant), Spittelauer Lände, Vienna

(Taken from a tram)


Citroen 2CV, Klosterneuburger Straße, Brigittenau, Vienna


Chevrolet Utility, Alserbachstraße, Vienna

Not the sort of vehicle I expected to see in this historic city!


Schubertbrunnen (Schubert Fountain), Alserbachstraße, Josefstadt, Vienna c.1928


Entry Gate, Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Fürstengasse, Vienna

Lichtenstein Park, Gardens and Palaces, Fürstengasse, Vienna

The Liechtenstein Palace is now a private art museum in Vienna, Austria. It contains much of the art collection of its owners, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, rulers of the principality of Liechtenstein. It includes important European works of art, forming one of the world’s leading private art collections.


Bank Austria Building, Julius Tandler Platz, Vienna


Colourful Building, Lampigasse 19, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


“Big Brother”, Lampigasse, Vienna


Park Railing, Augarten, Lampigasse, Vienna


Tree-Lined Avenues, Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Monument, Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Flakturm VII G-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Flakturm VII L-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Flak towers (German: Flaktürme) were large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany. There were 8 flak tower complexes in the cities of Berlin (3), Hamburg (2), and Vienna (3) from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Smaller single-purpose flak towers were built at key outlying German strongpoints, such as at Angers in France, Helgoland in Germany. The towers were operated by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied strategic air raids against these cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of local civilians.



Vienna, Austria 2017 Part IV

Gartenpalais Liechtenstein (Garden Palace), Fürstengasse, Vienna, Austria

The City Palace of the Princely family of Liechtenstein is the first major example of High Baroque architecture in Vienna and holds insights into artistocratic life. The Lichtenstenstein Garden Palace is home to an art collection once owned by Prince von und zu Liechtenstein. Known as The Princely Collections, they contain masterpieces from the early Renaissance to the Biedermeier era, including highlights from Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Anthony van Dyck, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Frans Hals and Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. The collections also include unique and precious holdings of prints and engravings, Italian bronzes of the 16th and 17th century, pietra dura objects, furniture,porcelain, tapestries, ivories and arms that once graced the castles and palaces owned by the family.


Flakturm VII G-Tower (Anti-Aircraft Tower), Augarten, Leopoldstadt, Vienna

Flak towers (German: Flaktürme) were large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany. There were 8 flak tower complexes in the cities of Berlin (3), Hamburg (2), and Vienna (3) from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included Stuttgart and Frankfurt. Smaller single-purpose flak towers were built at key outlying German strongpoints, such as at Angers in France, Helgoland in Germany. The towers were operated by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied strategic air raids against these cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of local civilians.


Café Restaurant Augarten Wall, Obere Augartenstraße, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Entry Gate, Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Wine Barrel, Café Restaurant Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße, Vienna


Das Porzellanmuseum Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße, Vienna


Old Building, Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße, Vienna


Entry Gate, Augarten, Obere Augartenstraße, Leopoldstadt, Vienna


Tech Gate, Donau-City-Straße, Vienna


Andromeda Tower, Donau-City-Straße, Vienna


Saturn Tower, Leonard Bernstein Straße, Dabube City, Vienna


Commercial Building, Bruno Kreisky Platz, Vienna


“Große Skulptur” (Fritz Wotruba, 1965), Bruno Kreisky Platz, Vienna


Donauturm Aussichtsturm (Danube Obersavtion Tower), Mispelweg, Vienna

The Donauturm (English: Danube Tower) is a tower in Vienna, the tallest structure in Austria at 252 metres (827 ft), and is the 59th tallest tower in the world. Opening in April 1964, the tower is located near the north bank of the Danube River in the district of Donaustadt. Travel to the top and there is a revolving restaurant.


Views from Donauturm Revolving Restaurant, Donauturm Aussichtsturm (Danube Obersavtion Tower), Mispelweg, Vienna


Memorial to Salvador Allende, Donaupark, Vienna

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens 26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

Allende’s involvement in Chilean political life spanned a period of nearly forty years. As a member of the Socialist Party, he was a senator, deputy and cabinet minister. He unsuccessfully ran for the presidency in the 1952, 1958, and 1964 elections. In 1970, he won the presidency in a close three-way race. He was elected in a run-off by Congress as no candidate had gained a majority.


Miniature Railway Track, Donaupark, Vienna


“Golf Kills”, Papstwiese Donau Park, Donauturmstraße, Vienna


Stone Sculpture, Donaupark, Vienna


View to Millenium Tower from Danube Park, Handelskai, Vienna


Business District, Austria Centre, Bruno Kreisky Platz, Vienna


Graffitied Lamp, Platz der Vereinten Nationen, Vienna


Mondial Apartments, Alserbachstraße, Josefstadt, Vienna

Our accommodation for Vienna stay.



Vienna, Austria 2017 Part III

Sculptures, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Fiaker Driver, Michaelerplatz, Vienna

A fiacre is a form of hackney coach, a horse-drawn four-wheeled carriage for hire. In Vienna such cabs are called Fiaker.


Emperor Joseph II Statue, Josefplatz, Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Josefsplatz is centred on a full-sized equestrian statue and monument of Emperor Joseph II, erected by sculptor Franz Anton von Zauner between 1795 and 1807. Modelled on the statue of Marcus Aurelius on Capitoline Hill in Rome, the statue was commissioned by Emperor Francis II who, from the age of 16, had been raised under the supervision of his uncle, Joseph II. The depiction of Joseph II as a Roman conqueror, dressed in a toga and a laurel wreath, reflects the Habsburg belief that they were descendants of the ancient Roman emperors.


Palais Pallavicini, Josefplatz, Vienna, Austria


Josefsbrunnen (Joseph’s Fountain), Graben, Vienna

There are written records that in the middle of the 15th century, a fountain was built on the ditch, whose water was derived from the garden of the Hofburg in tubes and because of the four lion heads, which probably served as gargoyles, was referred to as “Löwenbrunn”. As of 1651, in the center of the fountain was a statue of Jupiter , designed by the sculptor Johann Jakob Pock . In the middle of the 16th century, another well was built east of the ditch. Among the wells also worked the court stonemason and sculptor Antonius Bregno (also called Premb ) and the court painter Stephan Simpeckh . After the erection of the plague column(1679), Emperor Leopold I wished that the two fountains, on either side of the column , be rebuilt, and that the fountains should be equipped with portraits of “St. Joseph” and “St. Leopold” . The reorganization took place 1680-1681. Around 1730-1740, the fountains were significantly changed. In 1804, the saints sculptures designed by the sculptor Joseph Frühwirth were replaced by lead figures by Johann Martin Fischer and the fountains were restored or redesigned. [1]

Below the Josefsbrunnen, in 1904/05, Vienna’s oldest underground public utility , the public public utility on the Graben , was built. For this purpose, first the Josefsbrunnen had to be removed and later re-erected. In the course of a renovation of the public institution of need around 1987/88 also over it Josefsbrunnen was redeveloped.


Cartier, Kohlmarkt, Vienna


Chanel Building, Tuchlauben, Vienna


Rozet & Fischmeister, Kohlmarkt 11, Vienna

Rozet & Fischmeister jewellery business was established in 1770, has been among Vienna’s most famous gold and silversmiths.


Hofburg Palace, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Café Griensteidl, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Michaelskirche (Catholic Church of St Michael), Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Roman Ruins, Michaelerplatz, (Historic Centre of Vienna), Vienna

The ruins on the Michaeler Platz in the city centre were uncovered between 1989 and 1991. 

Under the remains from the Renaissance-period, the foundation walls of the old Hofburg Theatre (built in 1776) and rented houses of the 18th century (demolished in 1889) there are structural remains of the canabae legionis, the settlement outside the Roman legionary fortress Vindobona. In the settlement lived the families (i.e. concubines and children) of the legionaries, there were also some inns, shops and brothels. The settlement was probably destroyed between 168 and 180 by Marcomans.

There has been a crossroads of two main streets – the “Amber street” from the Aquae region (today Baden south from Vienna) and the street along the limes – since the 1st century.


Coat of Arms, Ferdinand I, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statue, Kaiser Franz I, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna

Franz Joseph Karl from the House of Habsburg-Lorraine was from 1792 to 1806 as Franz II the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. In 1804 he founded the empire of Austria, which he reigned as Francis I until his death.


Sentry Box, Löwelstraße, The Hofburg, Vienna


The Emperor’s Gate (Kaisertor), The Hofburg, Vienna


Lamp, The Hofburg, Vienna


Dome, The Hofburg, Vienna


Statuary, The Hofburg, Vienna


Heraldry, Michaelertor Entrance To Michaelerplatz Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex Vienna


Memorial Plate, St Michael’s Church, Michaelerplatz, Vienna

Honor and thanks the Women of Austria for their heroic work in the world wars 1914-1918


Laneway, Habsburgergasse, Vienna


Friedensbrücke (Peace Bridge), Danube Canal, Alserbachstraße, Vienna



Vienna, Austria 2017 Part II

Tramlines, Alserbachstraße, Vienna, Austria


Westbanhof Tram, Alserbachstraße, Vienna, Austria


Old Building, Alserbachstraße, Vienna, Austria


Railway Map, Friedensbrücke Station, Vienna, Austria


St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Domkirche Street, Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria


St Peter’s Catholic Church, Petersplatz, Vienna, Austria


Eisgrübel, Goldschmiedgasse 10, Vienna


Fiaker Horse Team, Jungferngasse, Vienna


Mozart Plaque, Am Hof 13, Palais Collalto, Vienna


Former Civic Armoury, Am Hof, Vienna


Mariensäule (Marian Column), Am Hof, Vienna


Window Advertisement, Heldinnen & Helden, Heidenschuß, Vienna


Street Lamp, Herrengasse, Vienna


Street Sign, Josef-Meinrad-Platz, Vienna


Rathaus (Town Hall), Friedrich Schmidt Platz, Vienna


Burgtheater, Josef Meinrad Platz, Vienna


Street Lamp, Löwelstraße, Vienna


Metastasiogasse (off Löwelstraße), Vienna


President’s Office, Löwelstraße, Vienna


Fiaker Horse Team, Michaelerplatz, Vienna


Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Vienna


Erzherzog Karl (Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen), Heldenplatz, Vienna


Dome of The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Ringstraße, Vienna


The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna



No. 16 P.O.W. Camp, Grey Road, Marrinup, Dwellingup, Western Australia

A Prisoner Of War camp was established just south of Dwellingup at a place called Marrinup, in July 1943 during World War II. It was to house prisoners of war after an agreement was reached with the British to house of prisoners in Western Australia. The prisoners provided labour on farms and for cutting timber. The Marrinup camp was able to house up to 1,200 prisoners and commenced operations in August 1943. German and Italian prisoners were kept in different parts of the compound. The camp ceased operations in August 1946.

We took a walk about the site which has very little left today. It is now nothing more  today but a clearing in the forest and some foundations where buildings once stood. Each year, more and more of the area is being reclaimed by the bush.

See this site for a history




Vienna 2017 Part I – Doors & Windows

A trip backwards to repost what was lost when changing hosts last year – Our holiday from 2017


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Mondial Apartments Entrance, Pfluggasse, Vienna, Austria

This was where we stayed


Inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Domkirche Street, Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria


Doorway, Goldschmiedgasse 4, Vienna, Austria


Neuwallsches Haus, Schulhof, Vienna, Austria c.1728


Grand Entrance, Josef Meinrad Platz, Vienna, Austria


Door, Burgtheater (Austrian National Theatre), Josef Meinrad Platz, Vienna, Austria


Doorway, Burgtheater, Universitätsring, Vienna, Austria


Window, Prasindentenkonferenz der Landwirtschaftskammer, Löwelstraße, Vienna, Austria


Haus-Löwelstraße, Löwelstraße 6, Vienna, Austria c.1566


Doorway, Police Inspectorate, Ballhausplatz, Vienna, Austria


Archway, Courtyard of Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Entrance to Palais Pallavicini, Josefplatz, Vienna, Austria


Door, Evangelischer Oberkirchenrat HB, Dorotheergasse, Viena, Austria


Door, Salvatorianer Kolleg St Michael Provinzialat, Habsburgergasse 12, Vienna, Austria


Habsburgergasse 12, Vienna, Austria


Entrance, Kohlmarkt 4, Vienna, Austria


Entrance, Kohlmarkt 16, Vienna, Austria


Doorway, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Window, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria


Palace Gate to Heldenplatz, In der Burg, The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria


Door, The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria


Antique Shop Window, Laneway, Habsburgergasse, Vienna, Austria


Doorway to Palais Equitable, Kärntner Straße, Vienna, Austria


Mondial Apartments Entrance, Pfluggasse, Vienna, Austria


Doorway, Schloß Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Vienna, Austria


Doorway, Schloß Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Vienna, Austria


Window, Schloß Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Vienna, Austria


Kaiserliche Wagenburg, Schloß Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Vienna, Austria

“Imperial Carriage Museum”


Doorway, Schloß Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße, Vienna, Austria


External Gate, Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, Vienna, Austria


Doorway, Julius Tandler Platz 9, Vienna, Austria


Colourful Doorway, Lampigasse 19, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria


Café Restaurant Augarten Wall, Obere Augartenstraße, Leopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria



London, United Kingdom 2019 XIV

The final contribution of my London Riverside Walk to The Prince Albert Bridge. We flew back to Australia the next day and due to circumstances globally, no further travel has been possible.


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Batterseas Bridge Steps, Batterseas Bridge, Battersea, London, England UK


Swan Sculptures, Riverside Walk, Battersea Bridge, Battersea


Riverside Development, Riverside Walk, Battersea


Ransome’s Dock, River Thames, Battersea

The dock was excavated and constructed in 1884. It was designed to take not just lighters and barges, but also coastal steamers. It was wide and deep enough to allow craft to turn, as well as allowing two rows of vessels to pass, and to leave on the lowest of tides.

Underground ice wells were built for the Natural Ice Company Ltd which had premises beside the dock to store ice that was shipped direct from Norway. It was owned by an amalgamation of block ice trade merchants. During the 1920s, with advances in refrigeration technology, the store was replaced by an ice-making plant above ground and an ice making factory was built in Parkgate Road. The factory remained until some time in the 1970s. Parts of the building became a restaurant in the late 1990s.


Waterside Point Development, Riverside Walk, Battersea


Battersea Bridge, River Thames, Battersea


Prince Alfred Bridge, River Thames, Battersea


Toll Booths, Prince Alfred Bridge, River Thames, Battersea


Toll Booth Sign, Prince Albert Bridge, Albert Bridge Road, Battersea


Bridge Supports, Prince Albert Bridge, Albert Bridge Road, Battersea


Prince Albert Pub, 85 Albert Bridge Road, Battersea


“Proper Job”, Prince Albert Pub, 85 Albert Bridge Road, Battersea

This is an excellent beer that I first tried in 2014 in Chagford, Devon back in 2014 on a previous visit to UK. It has an older brother called “Big Job” that is even better.


Albert Gate, Battersea Park, Albert Bridge Road, Battersea


Vintage Lamp, Chelsea Embankment, Chelsea


“Atlanta” by Francis Derwent Wood, Chelsea Embankment Gardens, Chelsea


Egyptian Themed Bench, Chelsea Embankment, Chelsea


The Courtyard House, 60-61 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea


George Sparkes Memorial Fountain, Chelsea Embankment, Chelsea

Inscribed:
In affectionate remembrance of the late George Sparkes of Bromley in Kent, formerly judge at Madras in the East India Company’s civil service, a great and good man, gifted with every refined feeling and much esteemed by all who knew him.
Died 30 January 1878 in his 68th year.
Erected by his widow AD 1880.

The cost of the memorial was £525


Sir Thomas More, St Thomas More Gardens, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea


Vintage Lamp, Chelsea Embankment, Chelsea


Chelsea Old Church, Old Church Street, Chelsea

This church dates to 1157


Moored Boats, Cardogan Pier, Prince Albert Bridge, River Thames, Chelsea


Decorative, Battersea Bridge, Chelsea


Thames Clipper, River Thames, Battersea


Statue, James McNeill Whistler, Battersea Bridge Gardens, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

Whistler – 1834 – 1903 – An American artist based in London – best know for the painting “Whistler’s Mother”.


Crosby Moran Hall, Chelsea Embankment, Chelsea

Crosby Hall is a historic building in London. The Great Hall was built in 1466 and originally known as Crosby Place in Bishopsgate, in the City of London. It was moved in 1910 to its present site in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. It now forms part of a private residence, which in 2021 was renamed Crosby Moran Hall.

Although fragmentary and not on its original site, this is the only example of a medieval City merchant house surviving in London.

Notable residents include:-

Richard III of England, Duke of Gloucester, 1483
Catherine of Aragon, 1501
Bartholomew Reade, Lord Mayor of London, 1501–1505
Sir Thomas More, Lord High Chancellor of England, 1523–4.
William Roper (son-in-law of Thomas More), 1547
John Spencer, Lord Mayor of London, 1594
Sir Walter Raleigh, 1601.
The Earl of Northampton between 1609 and 1671,
Dowager Countess of Pembroke, Mary Sidney from 1609–1615.
Headquarters of the East India Company, 1621–38


Houseboats, Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company, Cheyne Pier, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company is home to the oldest working boatyard in central London.


Boat Pier, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea


Historical Residence of Sylvia Pankhurst, 120 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea


Cornwall Mansions, Cremorne Road, Chelsea

A 3 bedroom flat will be Guide price £1,275,000 – about AUD $2,275.000

See Full Building



London, United Kingdom 2019 XIII

The walk continues…

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River Thames, from Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth, London, England UK


Derelict Barge, River Thames, Wandsworth


Houseboats, Prospect Moorings, Lightermans Walk, Wandsworth


River Traffic, River Thames, Wandsworth


Mooring Block, Prospect Moorings, Lightermans Walk, Wandsworth


“Fall” by Alan Thornhill, Riverside Path, Wandsworth


Houseboats, Riverside Quarter Pier, Wandsworth


River Traffic, River Thames, Riverside Quarter Pier, Wandsworth


Houseboats, Riverside Quarter Pier, Wandsworth


Coptain Apartments, Riverside Quarter, Eastfields Avenue, Wandsworth

You can rent an apartment in here at about £2800pcm (AUD$5,000)


Bell Lane Creek & River Wandle, Enterprise Way, Wandsworth

The River Wandle is a tributary of the River Thames in south London, England. With a total length of about 9 miles (14 km), the river passes through the London boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth, where it reaches the Thames. Shortly before reaching the Thames the navigable Bell Lane Creek splits from the river, rejoining close to the confluence.


To Riverside Walk, Smugglers Way, Wandsworth


Freight Barges, River Thames, Wandsworth


Fountain, Nickols Walk, Wandsworth


The Ship, 41 Jews Road, Waterside, Wandsworth


River View, Riverside Walk, Wandsworth

Battersea Railway Bridge in the background


Riverside Development in Fulham, Thames Path, Fulham


Ensign House, Riverside Walk, Battersea Reach, Wandsworth


Derelict Pier, River Thames, Riverside Walk, Wandsworth


Edmiston London Heliport, Bridges Court Road, Battersea

“Departure”, Edmiston London Heliport, Bridges Court Road, Battersea

London’s only licensed heliport since 1959


Moored Boats, Imperial Wharf Marina, River Thames, Battersea Reach, Fulham


Battersea Railway Bridge, River Thames, Battersea Reach, Battersea


Albion Quay, Riverside Walk, Battersea


Battersea Railway Bridge, River Thames, Riverside Walk, Battersea


Tug Christian, River Thames, Battersea, London


St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Road, Battersea


Cemetery, St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Road, Battersea

This is the burial place of the infamous Benedict Arnold.


Chelsea Wharf Development, Lots Road, Chelsea

Chelsea Creek enters the Thames adjacent to this development


Tug Resource, Battersea Bridge, River Thames, Battersea


Battersea Bridge, River Thames, Battersea


“In Town” by John Ravera, Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea



London, United Kingdom 2019 XII

My last day in London involved walking to Hammersmith Bridge and then alongside the Thames River to Albert Bridge and return. Quite a walk I can tell you!

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“COFX” Coffee Shop, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK


Chapel, Fulham Cemetery, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith


Victorian Residences, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith


Victorian Residential Properties, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith

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Most of these properties appear to be upstairs and downstairs flats. They are valued in the vicinity of £650k each. Properties here are:

Berkley House
Selbourne House
Beaufort House
Sutherland House
Shaftesbury House
Salisbury House


Kings Arms, 425 New Kings Road, Fulham

Once known as “Larrik Inn”


The Temperance Pub & Kitchen, 90 Fulham High Street, Fulham


War Memorial, All Saints Church Grounds, Pryors Bank, Bishops Park, Fulham

War Memorial Sculptor: Alfred Turner


All Saints Church, Pryors Bank, Bishops Park, Fulham


Putney Bridge & River Thames, Fulham


Bridge Lamps, Putney Bridge, Fulham


Hopper Barge ACB Phoebe, River Thames, Putney

Hopper barges used to safely transport the spoil excavation from the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, a 25 km super sewer running mostly under the tidal section of the River Thames across Inner London to capture, store and convey almost all the raw sewage and rainwater that currently overflows into the Thames.


St Mary’s Church, Putney High Street, Putney, London, England UK


The White Lion, Putney High Street, Putney

Grade II Listed public house built in 1887. It later became a Slug and Lettuce chain pub, then The Litten Tree, then a Walkabout chain pub, then Wahoo, a sports bar. As of June 2019, it has been empty for over six years.


War Memorial, Putney High Street, Putney


The Boathouse, Brewhouse Lane, Putney


River Access, River Thames, Putney


Putney Bridge, River Thames, Putney


Fulham Railway Bridge, River Thames, Putney


“Motherfigure” by Alan Thornhill, Deodar Road, Putney


Yellow House, Deodar Road, Putney


“ER VII” Mailbox, Deodar Road, Putney


Thornhill House, 78 Deodar Road, Putney

Recently on the market for Guide price £2,650,000 (See Advertisement)


Wandsworth Park, Putney Bridge Road, Wandsworth


Battersea Bridge, River Thames, Battersea

In 1879 the original and dangerous wooden bridge was taken into public ownership, and in 1885 demolished and replaced with the existing bridge, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette the man responsible for the revolutionary London Sewer system. . It is the narrowest surviving road bridge over the Thames in London, it is one of London’s least busy Thames bridges. The location on a bend in the river makes the bridge a hazard to shipping, and it has been closed many times due to collisions.


Albert Bridge, River Thames, Battersea

This Grade II Listed bridge crosses over the Tideway of the River Thames connecting Chelsea in Central London on the north, left bank to Battersea on the south. It was built as a toll bridge and operated as such for 6 years.

The toll booths are the only surviving booths in London today.



London, United Kingdom. 2019 XI

Continuing the Hammersmith walk.

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Girls Entrance Gate, Old School Building, St Dunstan’s Road, Hammersmith

Boys Entrance Gate, Old School Building, St Dunstan’s Road, Hammersmith


Residential Block, Gliddon Road, Hammersmith


Beryl Road, Hammersmith


Residential, Margravine Gardens, Hammersmith


59 & 61 Margravine Gardens, Hammersmith


Barons Court Railway Station, Margravine Gardens, Hammersmith


St Paul’s Studios, Talgarth Road, Hammersmith

**Look inside one of the studios**

**Street View from Google**


Rik Mayall Memorial Bench, Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith

** News Article **


St Paul’s Hammersmith, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith

The original church dated to 1629 but in 1880 a decision was made to rebuild it to allow it to a growing congregation and update its appearance. A significant portion of its land and graveyard were reclaimed in 1957 to build Great West Road and the Hammersmith Flyover.


Old Drinking Fountain, Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith


Digby Mansions, Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith


Jetty, River Thames, Lower Mall, Hammersmith


Entrance, Kent House, 10 Lower Mall, Hammersmith

Built in 1762, was first known as the Mansion House and was the home of the Hammersmith Working Men’s Club for the next 150 years. It became a boys’ school in the early C19th because it was felt its airy spaciousness was well adapted for the accommodation of young gentlemen. The house was owned by the Hammersmith Club Society for many years, whose members enjoyed its elegant interior, including ballroom, theatre and snooker hall.

It is now the premises of the Hammersmith Club, with half of the building available as a private hire venue, and the rest available to the traditional members.


Furnivall Sculling Club, Lower Mall, Hammersmith

Furnivall Sculling Club was founded as Hammersmith Sculling Club in 1896 by Dr Frederick James Furnivall, and it was originally a club for women only. It opened its doors to men in 1901.


River Moorings, River Thames, Lower Mall, Hammersmith


Waterman’s Cottage, No. 20 Lower Mall, Hammersmith


Floating Debris, River Thames, Hammersmith, London, England UK


Westcott Lodge, Lower Mall, Hammersmith

A Georgian building c.1746 and originally built as Turret House in the late-C17th and was once the official vicarage for the incumbent of St Paul’s Church.


Furnival Gardens, Lower Mall, Hammersmith

Furnivall Gardens was created in 1936 after clearance of the old Hammersmith Creek and its cluster of industry and commerce.

Hammersmith Creek was a spur from the Stamford Brook and once linked the Thames to King Street. The only evidence of this once thriving waterway is an outlet in the river wall, towards the upstream end of Furnivall Gardens – named after Dr Frederick Furnivall who founded the sculling club for women on Lower Mall.

In about 1780, Joseph Cromwell founded the Hammersmith Brewery alongside The Creek near King Street. The western side became monopolised with malt houses, built to serve the brewery, and the area became increasingly populated. The Creek was a magnet for traders and watermen of all professions. The waterway, navigable by barge, was crossed by the High Bridge, rebuilt in the early C18th, and also known as Bishop’s Bridge. This feature is still marked by a raised hump in the gardens and a flowerbed.

The only other remaining connection with the Creek is the Friends’ Memorial Garden, on the site of an old Friends’ Meeting House. The Quaker movement had gained popularity in Hammersmith and established its Meeting House close to the Creek in the late C17th. Both the Meeting House and the Caretaker’s Cottage were late C18th. They were bombed during the last war and in 1955 were rebuilt on the north side of the Great West Road. The little garden surrounded by a low wall remains historically important to the movement and marks its old burial ground which, in line with Friends’ traditions, never featured memorial stones.


Entrance, Beach House, 7 Lower Mall, Hammersmith

An old property dating to 1734 was demolished to make way for this property in 1811. This property (No.7) and No. 6 were recorded in 1865 as beonging to Rev. Peter King-Salter.


Garden Gate, Lower Mall, Hammersmith


Statue, Lancelot Capability Brown, Thames Path, Hammersmith

Inscription:

The Hammersmith Society
Lancelot Capability Brown
1716-1783
Father of the English Landscape Garden
Lived by the river in Hammersmith 1751-1764
Sculptor: Laury Dizengremel


“Figurehead”, Thames Path, Hammersmith, London, England UK


Harrods Furniture Depository, Barnes

Built on the site of an old soap factory in 1894 to store items too large for their Knightsbridge store is now a residential estate consisting of 250 townhouses and penthouse suites known as “Harrods Village”.

Properties in the “Village” don’t come cheap with many in excess of £1 million. The pentouse sold for £6,500,000 in 2010.


Entrance, Brandenburgh House, 116 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith

Brandenburgh House was built in the Arts and Crafts style in 1905 by Henry Saxon Snell as a nurses’ home for Fulham Infirmary.


Road Name Sign, Manbre Road, Hammersmith


King George V Postbox, Margravine Road, Hammersmith

King George V – reigned 1910-1936


Entrance, 51 Winslow Road, Hammersmith


62 & 64 St Dunstan’s Road, Hammersmith