Friday, 16 August 2013

River Thames - From London to Sunbury Lock

... and I started from London in 2013.
That Monday turned out to become a cloudy and windy day.
Come with me and look at big bridges, locks and a castle.

The next posts are going to be about my journey along the River Thamse, in direction Reading.

Battersea Power Station - besides of the Liverpool Cathedral and the red telephone box Sir Giles Gilbert Scott also made this one. I can see the similarities :)

Bishop`s Park - The oldest Plane Trees are those that overhang the River Walk. They were planted in 1893. Cycling is not allowed, this will happen quite often on this tour. But I am already very english, I just do it :)

The Fulham Football Club has been based on the Fulham riverside since 1896. It is locally known as Craven Cottage, it stands on the site of a country house built in the 1770s.

Palace Wharf - I was told I can buy it. It is for a sale, but an investor is probably going to turn the building into flats.

Hammersmith Bridge was opened in 1887

The Thames Lock in Brentford. On the other side starts the Grand Union Canal.

Opened in 1894 Richmond Lock and Weir was built to stop water  in the upper tidal Thames from draining away when the tide goes out.

Richmond Bridge was built between 1774 and 1777, it is now the oldest over the Thames in London.
Hampton Court Palace

It took me a whole day to get out of London, and I felt very happy as I found a camp site! The site had a fishing pond with a chair, so I was glad for the possibility to sit down, relax and watch a colourful sunset  :)


  1. Wow ... Battersea Power Station ... where's the piggy?

    1. Just for you Floker:

    2. thank u viti

    3. My pleasure :)