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London Bridge Nightscapes

A few photographs taken around the London Bridge/Tower Bridge/Shard area.

Canary Wharf Nightscapes

Below are a few nightscapes of Canary Wharf taken from Rotherhithe which is directly across the river.

Autumn Portraits

Below are a few Autumn portraits.

A visit to York

On Monday we headed North for a few days in the beautiful historic city of York. After arriving on a over loaded train (due to several cancellations) the next few days were spent visiting some of the historic sites and doing a little bit of shopping.

We also made the most of my tastecard, eating out at the following restaurants:

  • Jorvik Spice
  • Cafe Rouge (on Petergate)
  • The Piano Restaurant @ The Churchill Hotel
  • Gourmet Burger Bar

I would definitely recommend a visit to Jorvik Spice and also the Churchill hotel.

A trip back into the Fens

This weekend I headed back to Cambridge to spend Saturday night on the bank of Burwell Lode. It had been over ten years since I last visited the spot and the fenland sunset had not lost any of it’s magic.

Burwell Lode

A visit to North Greenwich

This weekend we headed down to North Greenwich to have a go on the new cable car crossing that runs between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks. I really enjoyed the journey (views up and down the river are spectacular on a clear day) and would say it is a great value-for-money attraction in London. You can even use your oystercard!

Paralympic Games – Wheelchair Basketball

A few photographs from the Paralympic games Wheelchair Basketball which took place at the North Greenwich (O2) Arena. I hadn’t been to a Wheelchair Basketball match before and found it to be a great spectator sport mixing amazing skill with dramatic crashes. The best match was watching Great Britain team beat Turkey 75-70.

The Men’s Olympic Marathon

Today we went to watch the Men’s Olympic Marathon which was won by Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. I was particularly pleased to see the event won by a Ugandan.

The only picture I manged to get of the winner – Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich

HMS Ocean on Olympics Duty at Greenwich

On Saturday I took the opportunity to walk along the Thames path down to Greenwich to have a look at the amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean who is moored up in the Thames on “Olympics” duty. I started my walk at Canada Water, before heading down to Surrey Water and joining the Thames path. I then took the opportunity to explore Greenland Dock before continuing East until I reached Greenwich where I had a good look at HMS Ocean. From Greenwich I took the passenger tunnel under the Thames over to Poplar, Blackwell and District Rowing Club from where I watched the start of the annual Thames barge driving race. I continued along the opposite Thames path before reaching the Canary Wharf area from where I took the tube back to London Bridge.

Flooding and Landslips in West Dorset

After a week of wonderful weather in Turkey, I headed down to West Dorset to some of the worst rain in living memory. The road down to Fishpond Bottom was blocked completely by a land slip next to the old quarry. Train services between Exeter St Davids and Sailsbury were unable to run due to a landslip near Honiton (and South West Trains were apparently unable to organise a road replacement service) which meant that I had to get a lift up to Bristol on the Sunday and return to London on the Great Western line.

Landslip on the road down to Fishpond Bottom

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Jonathan Tolhurst

About Jonathan Tolhurst

Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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