London, United Kingdom. 2019 I

First post to the site at the new host.

On our recent trip to Europe we used London as a base flying in and out of there to other destinations.

Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Street Sign, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Sundown from Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Street Sign, Albion Quay, Thames Path, Battersea, London, England UK

The Shipwrights Arms, Tooley Street, London, England UK

Built in 1884 – Grade I listed building

Cemetery Gates, Magravine Cemetery, Magravine Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

Margravine Cemetery was opened in 1868 on a site previously occupied by market gardens and orchards, known as Fulham Fields. The first burial took place on 3 November 1869. Margravine closed for new burials in 1951, when the 16.5 acres of cemetery land were restored by the council and designated a ‘Garden of Rest’. The cemetery is now a part of the Barons Court Conservation Area, designated in April 1989.

War Memorial, Margravine Cemetery, Margravine Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

A screen wall memorial erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (who list it as Hammersmith Old Cemetery) in Section 31 lists all 191 Commonwealth service personnel buried in registered war graves in the cemetery – 186 from World War I and 5 from World War II.

Yellow Dahlia, Belmont Hill, Blackheath, London, England UK

War Memorial, Putney High Street, Putney, London, England UK

Unveiled: Date: 16 June 1921

“IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM PUTNEY WHO FELL IN THE GREAT & VICTORIOUS WAR”

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Erected by the Borough of Wandsworth to Putney residents killed in the First World War – no names were inscribed. Subsequently additional inscription for Second World War added.

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Vintage Lamp, Bridge Pylon, Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Vintage Advertising, Myron Place, Lewisham, London, England UK

The Wellington, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, England UK

The Royal Standard, Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

The Princess of Wales, Montpelier Row, Blackheath, London, England UK

The Pear Tree, Margravine Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

The Gipsy Moth, 60 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK

The George & Dragon, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Connaught, Lynx Way, London, England UK

Thames Tunnel Entrance, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Greenwich Foot Tunnel…. a 370 metre walk under the Thames River. Opened in 1902.

Street Musicians, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, England UK

Street Lamp, Chelsea Embankment, River Thames, Chelsea, London, England UK

Steam Engines, Tower Bridge, London, England UK

The bridge raising relied on steam up until the change to electricity in 1976. Construction of the bridge was from 1886 until its opening in June 1894.

Samuel Smith, The Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street, London, England UK

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a Grade II listed public house at 145 Fleet Street, on Wine Office Court, City of London. Rebuilt shortly after the Great Fire of 1666, the pub is known for its literary associations, with its regular patrons having included Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton and Mark Twain

Rik Mayall Memorial Bench, Hammersmith Bridge Road, Hammersmith, London, England UK

Plaque:-

In Memory Of The Man. The Myth, The Legend.
Dr The Rik Mayall
Pan Global Phenomenon
Equality, Opportunity, Wisdom, Freedom & Love.
“Barbara: Love Is The Answer”

Newspaper Article

Residential Building, Barbican Centre, Barbican London, England UK

Private Lane, Lincoln’s Inn, Chancery Lane, London, England UK

Preparing for Brexit Protestors, Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England UK

Mounted Police, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, England UK

O’Neill’s Blackheath, 52 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, England UK

Name Plate, Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

James McNeill Whistler Statue, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England UK

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903, was an American artist active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. His most famous painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871), commonly known as Whistler’s Mother, is a revered and often parodied portrait of motherhood.

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, England UK

These 15 inch guns are from HMS Ramillies and HMS Resolution and were installed and unveiled to the public in 1968.

Harrods Furniture Depository, South Bank River Thames, Hammersmith, London, England UK

This was built on the site of an old soap factory in 1894 as a storage centre for the larger items that could not be taken into Knightsbridge to the world-famous Harrods department store. The present salmon-pink terracotta clad buildings date from 1914.

Greenwich Magistrates’ Court, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London UK

Built in 1909 as a courthouse and police station, this Grade II Listed building is about to be party demolished for development as a hotel.

From Tower Bridge West Walkway, Tower Bridge, River Thames, London, England UK

Walk across the viewing platforms making up Tower Bridge. The walkway is 42 metres above the River Thames.

Ely Place, Holborn, London, England UK

Ely Place is an exclusive gated community of multi-story terraces in Holborn, London .It stands on land that had been the site of Ely Palace or Ely House, the London townhouse of the Bishops of Ely from 1290 to 1772.

Draft House, Tower Bridge Road, London, England UK

Door to Seafarers Hospital Society, 29 King William Walk, Greenwich, London, England UK

Beer Taps, St James Tavern, Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, England UK

453 to Marylebone, Deptford Bridge, Deptford, London, England UK

“Driver Under Instruction”, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Move Over”, St George’s Road, Lambeth, London, England UK

“Move Over”, Lewisham Road, Lewisham, London, England UK

“Books Galore”, Blackheath Bookshop, 34 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, England UK

“Belushi’s”, Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

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