Even if you don’t live by it, go running or walk the dog by it, it’s worth getting down to the river early on a bright spring morning. Although we don’t usually say things like this… it’s actually quite uplifting.
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Spring arrives at last and a paddle boarder enjoys trip up the River Thames. Well we say ‘enjoys’ but we couldn’t get a close up of his facial expression. We’d like to think he was enjoying the sights of Twickenham and Eel Pie Island from the river but he could well have been in an absolutely fuming rage for all we know. Late home for dinner perhaps? Still, a nice evening for it though.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Some river water goes on some grass!
High spring tides have led to the usual dose of flooding by the river at Twickenham including here at Radnor Gardens. A picture for those in a reflective mood.
Looking up from the buildings lining our streets, what’s one of the first things that meets the eye? That’s right, it’s the ubiquitous ‘To Let’ signs which seem to adorn many of our high street properties. We’ve certainly got no shortage of them. Look a little higher and you might just see something a bit more interesting. Yes, really!
In this photo gallery we’ve put together a collection of pictures of cupolas, towers and turrets in Twickenham and the surrounding area. Not all are lurking above the ‘to let’ signs on our high street properties, in fact most aren’t. Many you’ll recognise, some you may not. And there’s even a mystery tower and a strange roof cowl thingy too to get you guessing. Can you place them?
All photos (apart from three) are the property of Twickerman, aka @twickeman on Twitter. A big thank you to him for his snapping skills. And if you’ve got your own, send us the link and we’ll add them. Needless to say, there’s no fee payable – not even from you to us – just a credit, obviously.
So, look to the skies! Or at least just look up a bit. Can’t even be bothered with that? Well then, just scroll down the page.
Brrr! Corr blimey Guv’nor, it’s mighty chilly out there. Etc, etc. And now that we’ve got the preliminaries out of the way, here’s a selection of winter photos starting off with a great picture of a frosty Twickenham Green. And we’ve got some rather good snow shots too:
A frosty sunrise on Twickenham Green
Two people, a man and his son, cross the bridge to Eel Pie Island as the autumn sun sets.
A cold, crisp morning by the river in Twickenham.
Wow! All that third runway talk and then we get this stunner. It’s sunset in Twickenham on Saturday 8th September.
The picture was snapped by Brian North. You can follow him on Twitter here.
We don’t specialise in positivity here at twickerati HQ. Yes, we do do it from time to time but it’s not our USP. That’s what other local websites are for. But… we have to say that we’ve been more than marginally impressed with the flowers on display in Twickenham town centre over the summer. The hanging baskets, the pots, the planters and even the tubs on the trolley outside Sandy’s Fishmongers – all great. Church Street (which picked up a gong for its troubles) is looking particularly impressive as are some of the local pubs, especially The Eel Pie, The White Swan, The Cabbage Patch and The George. Thanks to all those local businesses, residents and Richmond Council types who helped make it happen. As Young Mr Grace would have so eloquently put it, “You’ve all done very well.”
Some not very good photos:
The Eel Pie, Church Street
Church Street again
The White Swan