Saturday, October 13, 2012

'Cutty Sark'

London The Unfinished City
Last of the Tea Clippers.
Saturday October 13, 2012.

It was an overcast autumn afternoon, when I visited the Cutty Sark, in Greenwich. This was shortly after she had been rebuilt, following a catastrophic damage caused by a fire during restoration work, in 2007. 

It was a pleasant enough afternoon and, although the crowds were on the large side, they were hardly noticeable in the newly created space around the historic vessel.

Thames Barrier

London The Unfinished City
A great barrier, restrains the mighty river.

Tuesday October 13, 2012.

I had begun to travel further east, rather than staying in the more familiar central and western areas of the 
Unfinished City. What had made this easier was the newly improved transport links, that included the Jubilee Line, the Emirates Air Line Cable Car, the Docklands Light Railway and the Thames Clipper.

I had taken the Jubilee Line to the Greenwich Peninsula, where I took a flight on the Emirates Air Line and then walked through the Docklands, and Silvertown, before I reached the Thames Barrier Park.

The weather was warm, with just a few clouds bubbling up from the south, as I stared out across the River Thames towards Woolwich, which was when I took this shot.

Emirates Air Line

Reaching for the Sky.

Saturday October 13, 2012.

I absolutely love traveling across the River Thames, via the Emirates Air Line, even though it is simpler, and cheaper, to stay on the Jubilee Line. 

The reason is the novelty, which still hasn't worn off after countless flights. The views are unique and you can see so much: The Thames Barrier, Canary Wharf, The Shard, the Olympic Park, the Old Royal Naval College and lots more, on a clear day. 

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