Today (6 August 2017) I paid a visit to Little Venice to get some pictures for a blog post covering Richard Branson’s boat! That post was quite a substantial one and it can be read here. I managed to do the photographs for that eventually however in the meantime I was amazed to see a gondola about the Little Venice pool and my time was taken up with photographing and writing notes about this new arrival.
Today (14 November 2017) one of the world’s most prestigious artists launched his latest commission. This happens to be a pair of barges on the Grand Union Canal at Paddington.
It is often claimed Robert Browning came up with the idea the area he lived in should be known as Little Venice. At no time did he ever claim any notion of this nor did he write anything that indicated this should be the case.
Very saddened to learn London Duck Tours have ended. This post with tweets plus instagram is a short tribute.
Last ever @londonducktours marked with a flotilla on the River Thames today. The amphibious ducks played a vital role in WW2 & were originally used to carry supplies from ships to land, saving time and lives. . #londonducktours #londonduck #riverthames #boat #vehicle #amphibious #amphibiansofinstagram #water #land #historic #history #yellow #transport #tourism #london #flotilla #last #celebration #final #sad #iconic #travel #memory #five #worldwar2 #celebrate
Picture of the bridge taken one evening in October 2016
Warwick Avenue bridge is 110 years old this week. Originally known as Warwick Road bridge, it was officially opened on 18th September 1907. This post has been written specially for this anniversary to show how the bridge has changed over the years.
This post reflects the changes over the years of Sir Richard Branson’s house boat at London’s Little Venice and the arrival of the new houseboat which has been in the news recently.
The Gatsby is Little Venice’s latest pleasure boat venture, and its without a doubt the smallest. Trips are a unique experience because the vessel is a mahogany and teak punt that once plied the Thames during the 1930s. Punts were very popular on the Royal River in those days – especially among romantic couples!
Diamond Geezer: “Some so-called London websites never write about Uxbridge, Barking and Penge because their remit is geographically blinkered.” It is claimed London blogs rarely feature some of these places? I would like to correct this and write about Barking, Penge and Uxbridge on my blog.
General view of the Floating Park Saturday 29 April 2017
Sign warning of divers at work!
Divers were at the Floating Pocket Park this weekend, on what is clearly a difficult job.