Embankment

 
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London's famous Victoria Embankment. The bridge you can see is Battersea Bridge, being crossed by one of the city's iconic red double-decker buses.

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Guest - May 01, 2007 09:22 AM EDT
Thanks OB for that welcome comment!
Guest - May 01, 2007 08:53 AM EDT
Very strong depth & perspective, the eye travel by itself from the lamp post to the end of that bridge.!!!
Guest - Mar 19, 2007 03:00 AM EDT
Thank you Mike, Don and Vicki. I'm glad it matches your mind's eye picture of London Don! Mike, another slice of history elegantly delivered, and Vicki learnt something, too! Vicki, you're right about the new developments: I think you'd find the north bank familiar as it's changed very little, but the south bank would be unrecognisable to you now! Now you've got me hoping I do meet John, Lorraine!
Guest - Mar 18, 2007 08:19 PM EDT
After all the times I walked along there I never knew that about the District Line being directly underneath. (I lived near the Bakerloo Line). Cool memory - but look at all them thar new buildings! Vicki
Guest - Mar 18, 2007 04:35 PM EDT
A word of warning Steve, if you meet up with John when he's over there, he has a wicked sense of humour, he's pretty good on the jokes also, but an Ex photographer I worked for John for 6 years, so anything you want to know about him I'll let the cat out of the bag and I'm sure his wife will help. (sorry John, its pay back time)
Guest - Mar 18, 2007 01:53 PM EDT
Spot on composition Steve, great looking work! The haziness gives that London fog look just as I picture it in my mind. Don
Guest - Mar 18, 2007 12:08 PM EDT
he Victoria Embankment's construction started in 1865. It was completed in 1870 under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette, and was a project of the Metropolitan Board of Works. The original impetus was the need to provide London with a modern sewerage system. Another major consideration was the relief of congestion on The Strand and Fleet Street. The project involved building out onto the foreshore of the Thames, thus narrowing the river. The construction work required the purchase and demolition of much expensive riverside property. The tunnels for the District Line were built underneath the Embankment. At ground level, in addition to the new roads, two handsome public gardens were laid out. One of these backs onto the government buildings of Whitehall, and the other stretches from Hungerford Bridge to Waterloo Bridge. The gardens contain many statues, including a monument to Bazalgette.right thats that out of way lol lovely shot steve as for the trees it does just take away the blandness of the sky and makes a lovely FRAME!
Guest - Mar 18, 2007 03:50 AM EDT
My thanks to Gil, Marsha, Lorraine, Beverly and John for you kind comments. The tree seems to have been a success! John, we'll have to meet up!
Guest - Mar 17, 2007 10:34 PM EDT
Nice shot Steve, will be over there in May/June for some shots like this.
Guest - Mar 17, 2007 09:12 PM EDT
Wonderful composition and looks like a lovely place to take a stroll.
Guest - Mar 17, 2007 07:30 PM EDT
looks a really good place to walk, I like the tree hanging into the image.
Guest - Mar 17, 2007 07:19 PM EDT
I agree, the trees in the foreground frame the picture nicely. This looks like a very pleasant place for a stroll.
Guest - Mar 17, 2007 06:53 PM EDT
Nice image. I like the use of the trees in the foreground. It really balances the photo.

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