Saturday, March 11, 2006

Cycle sights

On our cycle ride this after
noon we saw...

... the Thames barrier...



(which I can never quite get used to,

it still looks so futuristic)








... the Millennium Dome...

(still empty, after all these years)




some boats...












a ladder...

(a south
London
Excalibur)

(when the tide is
in that is)


...........
Some sand...



( sorry - mud)


.... and .....










Anthony Gormley's
"Quantum Cloud"




What more could one want?

13 comments:

euro-trac said...

Great pics!
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Don't worry about the Dome! All will be revealed..
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I'll tell you what else one could want?? - PALM TREES!:-)
hehe! I've just heard that 3 palm trees have been planted in Woolwich! (You know, as part of the 'regeneration'. I plan to track them down and post a pic up on my blog!!
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Hahaha! Palm trees!? I'm not that sure why I find that so funny, I just do!
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I love the Barrier and the Dome (or the O2, as I believe it's going to be called!?)

Calamity Tat said...

Fantastic photos and also a trip down memory lane for me :-) I used to cycle that very route often. Well Palm trees we have here a plenty!

lettuce said...

Palm Trees? In Woolwich? I agree, thats very very funny. What were they thinking?
When you find them, do tell me...

02? For goodness sake! Everyone will go on calling it the Dome.

Donna said...

Great photos. Very dramatic landscapes. I can't believe that the dome is still empty!!!!

Kitty said...

Cycling looks a lot more fun than yoga.
No snow then?

euro-trac said...

Did you not see David Tennant in Casanova!!!? - The best thing on TV last year!?
I can only think that you didn't or I'm sure that you would have no worries, only joy at him being our new Doctor! :o)
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I'm not sure if you answered me about coffee tomorrow, but I can't make it anyway... I have a very ill Ren today, it looks unlikely that he'll be at school tomorrow.... :O(
Poor little thing!
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I love that pic of the ladder!

Molly Bloom said...

Ooh, it's the ladder! I love it! I love it! Great, atmospheric pictures and reflects the freezing weather at the moment too. I put one toe outside the door today and nearly froze. Love your blog! You must be really fit with all your bike rides. I have to say it again - I love that ladder!

Molly Bloom said...

PS - Thankyou for your great comments. I think you are really cool. Ramblingwoman said that you teach Phil. - is that right? I bet you are a great teacher.

lettuce said...

Isn't the ladder great? I'll take pics every time I go, wd. be a great collection - in different seasons/weather/tidal states...

Yes, it was bloody freezing. (so not exactly more fun than yoga). Especially as little Gem forgot her gloves, so she wore my thermal gloves, leaving me with a crappy fingerless pair.... Who'd be a mother? (:o)

grumpy old woman said...

I too loved the pics taken on your cycle ride.

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog! ~(:o})=

euro-trac said...

BTW - There is nothing wrong with 'stroppy'!!
I happen to be quite talented at being stroppy myself at times...
;o)

Ruby in Bury said...

Lovely pics which made me feel very nostalgic for London. I used to go down on the Thames foreshore and root about for bits of pottery and other stuff - I still have a bowl full of some of the best bits. Never actually seen the Thames barrier before - it does look rather space age.

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