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Friday, 12 February 2010

Skywatch Friday - London Bridge

The London Bridge of our times was opened in 1973. Various London Bridges have spanned the Thames on this spot for centuries. Each with its own tales.
The tales of this one? Well amongst them is the collision by the warship HMS Jupiter in 1984 causing substantial damage to both ship and bridge. The commander was later court marshaled.

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14 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
The commander thought they said "we're bringing you a vodka on the rocks" instead of "you're running the ship onto the rocks!"

Teresa said...

Ooh. I've always loved this view. Great shot!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

Interesting! And ...the sky ...beautiful!!! Thanks, Mo.

Vera said...

For those unfamiliar with London, or this part at least, this photograph was taken from London Bridge and is of the rail bridge entering Cannon Street Station on the right. Between the two towers, there used to be a large glazed roof. I think it may have been the largest uninterrupted roof span in the world for a couple of years, before St Pancras was completed in 1868. Anyway, it was taken down to avoid being bombed during the Second World War and, sure enough, the station did suffer several direct hits. Unfortunately so did the roof, which was being stored in Kent...

Lucy Corrander said...

Canaletto would have liked to meet you.

Lucy

Sharon said...

A beautiful sky to cap this beautiful scene.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful image. Love the bridge and the sky.

Rob said...

I suppose that is the price of progress as our cities outgrow the infrastructure.

Ivy said...

I love these posts the best -- the one's where you pass on a bit of history with your lovely photos. Thanks Mo.

jabblog said...

London's bridges are simply beautiful. Lovely photo, Mo.

Dubai said...

is it London Bridge?

/t. said...

mo,

london has
so many of these
beautiful sky/water/city scenes,
and you have a great eye for capturing them

nice light!

× × ×

/t.

Tinsie said...

That's a beautiful shot! The light is amazing. Well captured.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful view and wonderful picture. It's worth to make a postcard...

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