Thames Barrier

 
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A view of the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding due to high tides in the North Sea. The flood gates are being closed increasingly often as sea levels rise due to global warming.

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sgbrown - Jan 24, 2008 12:42 PM EDT
Thank you Tania! They are certainly an impressive sight, especially when the glint in the sunlight as they did on this occasion!
TMR8 - Jan 23, 2008 07:38 PM EDT
Steve I saw these on a documentary they look even more impressive in your photo. Great capture with the lighting and minimal colours.
sgbrown - Jan 23, 2008 05:00 PM EDT
Thanks, Ikka!
Guest - Oct 23, 2007 06:18 PM EDT
Hi Vicky sorry I haven't responded sooner to this question! The barrier is about 6 or 7 miles from the City as the crow flies. Thanks for your kind comments on the photo, as well!
Guest - Oct 15, 2007 08:58 PM EDT
I missed these gems before now, Steve. How far east of The City is this unique barrier? This is a great image with a wonderful purpose. Vicki
Guest - Nov 22, 2006 06:16 PM EDT
Thanks Alandra. I guess your friend would come up through south and west London if arriving from Southampton, and the barrier is to the east side of the city, so perhaps it's not something that would be naturally on their route. Anyway glad you found it both interesting and good to look at. Steve
Guest - Nov 22, 2006 05:50 PM EDT
another one that I've been meaning to comment on. Very interesting Steve, and am another who had not heard of this barrier before. Which surprises me, as have a pal who often sends me photos after he's made a trip up to London from Southampton, but he's never included this. Can see where it would look really impressive for photos in sunrise and sunset times of day.
Guest - Nov 21, 2006 10:27 AM EDT
Thanks Lorraine and Alex. The barrier is remarkably handsome for a defensive engineering project, especially in the morning sunlight.
Guest - Nov 21, 2006 04:42 AM EDT
very nice shot, I have to admit i have not heard of them before, it's interesting, it's also still just a little chilly here to think to much about global warming. impressive shot.
Guest - Nov 21, 2006 04:37 AM EDT
Nice shot. Those barriers are a great photographic subject. It is nice the way the light hits them and their unusual shape.
Guest - Nov 20, 2006 05:55 PM EDT
Thanks to all of you, Mary, Don and Mike for your good comments. I know what you mean Don, when it's cold I start thinking that a bit of global warming might come in handy!! And you're right as well Mike - it's good that we can respond to a threat with something that is also beautiful in its own right.
Guest - Nov 20, 2006 04:47 PM EDT
neat shot steve ... its ammazing that we have a wonderful design to preserve a truly wonderful historic city thats survived fire/ plauge/ bombing and the odd one or to battles of kings ...
Guest - Nov 20, 2006 01:31 PM EDT
I agree, very nice composition Steve. Interesting about global warming, it's a little chilly here though :-). Don
Guest - Nov 20, 2006 01:01 PM EDT
I like the perspective. Very nice shot. Thanks for sharing and explaining what we are looking at.
Guest - Nov 20, 2006 12:18 PM EDT
Thanks Beverly. Glad you liked the composition, as this is usually the thing I try hardest to get right.
Guest - Nov 20, 2006 12:12 PM EDT
Nice shot with good composition. Thanks for explaining what we are seeing.

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