Pic of the Week: The Thames at Twickenham

We all love the river, right? Right!  And we especially like this photo of moody skies over Twickenham from Eel Pie Islander Michele Whitby. Not bad for a view, eh? A bit of cloud, a hint of blue, patches of sunlight… and boats. Splendid.

 

Moody skies over the Thames [image courtesy of Michele Whitby]

Moody skies over the Thames
[image courtesy of Michele Whitby]

 

 

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9 responses to “Pic of the Week: The Thames at Twickenham

  1. A beautiful photo – reminds me why I find living here inspiring! Thanks Michele!

  2. George

    That’s great. Hard to believe we’re, what, 10 miles from central London?

  3. Sally

    Reminds me of the WW2 posters showing beautiful countryside with the title: “This is your England fight for it” .In our case it’s :”This is your lovely riverside, don’t let anybody bugger it up think of what befell Kingston! “

    • Amir Tahir

      Kingston council has historically seen Croydon as its competitor/model and won’t be happy until it can claim a higher retail take/footfall/spend per square metre of concrete than its rival. Secretly they also admire the fact that Croydon long ago buried the Croy, a major tributary of the Thames, in a 100 ft diameter concrete pipe thus freeing up endless amounts of retail space to the greater glory of John Collier John Collier the Window To Watch, Timothy Whites, Mac Fisheries, Spud-u-Like, Tie Rack, Specsavers, SubWay Obesity Solutions and the Great Mega Lush Pukka Cornish Heritage Artisanal Pasty Atelier.
      When you see the word ‘development’, TW, resist it by all means necessary.

    • illiad1

      this due to happen as soon as WRFC gets finished around Nov, get rid of that lovely view from outside the cabbage patch and replace it with yards of concrete and YET MORE empty shops… the newly finished retails units (opposite alberts music) still are not occupied…

    • Sally

      We all need to take a long look at Kingston and learn from what has happened there. It used to be a nice market town on the Thames. Now as you approach it all you see are huge hideous ziggarats down to the water’s edge, the lump of John Lewis straddling the bridge, blocking the view and forcing traffic down a filthy tunnel and into a godawful series of one ways. Sad bit of the original town, churches and museums cringe beside the traffic or are hidden down dark walkways. Despite the huge footfall, it is not as nice to live in as less developed areas, yet the residents must have been told the reverse.It flys in the face of logic. if high rises were so great why are the most popular places in the Borough to live the ones without a view of same? How did this state of affairs develop?
      We’ve had a huge development pushed through under the idea that it will make the area look nicer.It could serve to green light further development, after all there’s a precedent.
      We need to defend what we have here. the price of a lovely undeveloped riverside is eternal vigilance!

    • Rufus McDufus

      It is horrible isn’t it? I went to Kingston Poly in the early 80s for a short time. I returned to the area in the late 80s and things had changed so much I was actually lost! The old town had serious traffic problems down the main street but the replacement, including that John Lewis, really ruined what was once a fairly pleasant-looking town.

  4. Amir Tahir

    Beautiful, yeah. But let’s be honest, crying out for development.