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North Greenwich Towers

North Greenwich Towers
Made by Kevin_Mitchell
Taken from the next to the O2 at sunset with 9 images at +/- 1EV to create an HDR image. My first ever HDR image! Please tell me what you think, comments and constructive criticism is always welcome. ............................................. Nikon D300 Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8 .9 ND Grad ............................................. North Greenwich is a 19th century name for the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was named for the now defunct North Greenwich railway station (1872), that served a former passenger ferry to Greenwich and stood near the later Island Gardens (1897) and Greenwich foot tunnel (1902) [1]. It faces Greenwich over the River Thames and the area is now more usually known as South Millwall. It should not be confused with the northern part of the Greenwich peninsula in South London, formerly known as East Greenwich that lies south of the river and is the site of the The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome). The opening in 1999 of the North Greenwich tube station on London Underground's Jubilee Line has now led to this area being known colloquially as North Greenwich. - Wikipedia ............................................. If you like my work, Please add me as a contact.

Hurricane Clipper moored at North Greenwich - 19th August 2011

Hurricane Clipper moored at North Greenwich - 19th August 2011
Made by Alex-397
Whilst walking along the Thames Path on the Greenwich Peninsula, I came across this Thames Clippers boat on the sand of the River Thames. Thames Clippers apparently often put boats here as it is a soft surface. This boat had a rope on a propeller which needed to be cut free. Two members of staff were on board, who are engineers waiting for the high tide. From Thames Clippers website: Hurricane Clipper, - River Runner 200 Mark 2: Instantly recognisable by its Damien Hirst livery, the Hurricane Clipper was one of the first of the new catamarans in the fleet and runs both the scheduled commuter and Tate to Tate service. It was built in 2001 by the Cannes based Australian company NQEA - shipbuilders for navy craft, hovercraft, catamarans, general barges and RORO (roll on / roll off) cargo vessels. A number of famous politicians have travelled onboard including Tony Blair, Ken Livingston, John Prescott and ex-Australian Prime Minister John Howard. 220 seats Outside deck Speed 28 knots Ultra low wash design Length 38 metres Waterline length 35.4 metres Beam 9.6 metres Width 9.30 metres Twin-engine and propeller driven

The O2 Millenium Dome from the Thames, London

The O2 Millenium Dome from the Thames, London
Made by alex_david
Perhaps because it was made up of a bunch of clowns, Tony Blair's British government decided to celebrate the year 2000 by building this enourmous circus tent on the outskirts of London, near Greenwich. Called the Millenium Dome, it was filled with exhibitions on human achievements, and ironically turned out to be a lukewarm failure. After the year 2000, it sat empty for half a decade on this bend of the Thames, near Greenwich, brooding like a giant skewered turtle under cloudy skies. It was finally redeveloped as a music and entertainment venue a few years ago, and rebranded by the O2 mobile company who poured money in it. As such, it seems finally to have become successful: in 2010, the O2 was termed the most popular music venue in the world in terms of total concerts attendances through the year. Still, on cloudy days, it still looks like an empty circus top pining for its clowns.

Modern Life is Rubbish No. 2838904828561

Modern Life is Rubbish No. 2838904828561
Made by ginnovision
Yet another way in which technology has been abused. This is my view of a gig. I didn't pay to see a bunch of wankers recording it on their little cameras, how about commiting it to the old grey hard drive situated within that skull of yours, Sunshine? Is it just me, or does watching people concentrating on getting a great shot rather than feeling the music take the magic out of the moment? Ignore the filthy hypocricy of me holding up a camera to take this picture. No, actually, fair do's; I've done this too, you want to imortalise it, even though it will quite possibly get stuck on your hard drive and never watched, along with that really cute photo of a cat and that picture of a little child holding a toy gun that you thought was terribly poignant at the time.

getting around

getting around
Made by mirkuz
The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of Britain, and the majority of buses in London are double-deckers. A particularly iconic example was the Routemaster bus, which had been a staple of the public transport network in London for nearly half a century following its introduction in 1956. Because of cited difficulties accommodating disabled passengers, the last remaining examples in use finally retired in 2005, although Transport for London has established two heritage routes, which will continue using Routemasters on selected parts of routes 9 and 15. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-decker_bus

Slice of Reality

Slice of Reality
Made by Rodents rule
by Richard Wilson Standing on the foreshore of the Thames, the work comprises of a sliced vertical section of an ocean going sand dredger. The original ship was reduced in length by 85%, leaving a vertical portion housing the ships habitable sections: bridge, poop, accommodation and engine room. The slicing of the vessel opened the structure, leaving it exposed to the effects of weather and tide. www.richardwilsonsculptor.com/

Meridian Marker

Meridian Marker
Made by Dr Max
A decorative marker at zero degrees longitude at the tip of the peninsula. A few metres from here, the bodies of hanged pirates used to be manacled inside cages and dangled into the river 'until three tides had passed' (and they were presumably looking sufficiently blue and gruesome), as a warning to others. Nice. It was a real bugger to get the flash and ambient light balanced before the boat, which really shifts, left the shot.

Ontario Tower

Ontario Tower
Made by Machinisto
View On Black For someone who may be coming soon. The blue LED light at the top of this wreaks havoc on the D70S' sensor. Has anyone else had this problem? Any way around it in-camera? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Tower

Hurricane Clipper - Beached Ferry

Hurricane Clipper - Beached Ferry
Made by langleyo
A river ferry lies stranded on a sandbank at the side of the Thames at low tide, undergoing repairs. These ferries are a great way to get around the city, and I recommend buying the Day Rover ticket which at this moment is around £12.60 (2011). you can cruise the Thames on a fast boat until 9.00 in the evening!

Heritage Boat Trip (13)

Heritage Boat Trip (13)
Made by McTumshie
O2 dome with a strange free-standing section of a scrapped ship. A boat trip from Waterloo to Greenwich exploring London's engineering heritage organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers as part of Open House London Weekend. London. Saturday 17 September 2011

'A slice of Reality'

'A slice of Reality'
Made by kenjonbro
'I dont believe it' a sculpture of a ship sliced through! by Richard Wilson (not that one) River Thames, off Thames Path, Meridian Gardens, nr Drawdock Road, Blackwall Point, Greenwich SE10 0PH A section of the ex Sand Dredger ARCO TRENT (Built 1971)

Above the Blackwall Tunnel

Above the Blackwall Tunnel
Made by Christopher Long Photography
This set of buildings are above the northern portal of the Blackwall Tunnels. The building with the sloping roof on the left is called the Ontario Tower. The main building on the right is the Reuters Docklands Technical Centre.

A Slice Of Reality April 2006

A Slice Of Reality April 2006
Made by Cooperail
Sited near the Millennium Dome, London, Slice of Reality by the artist Richard Wilson, is the bridge section of the dredger Arco Trent. Built by Appledore Shipbuilders in 1971 with a GRTof 814tonnes and operated by ARC Marine.

Slice Of Reality

Slice Of Reality
Made by Ian Tindale
Richard Wilson's sculpture Slice Of Reality. Taken on my Mamiya C330 with 65mm lens + hood, using Ilford FP4 Plus film, f8@250th, developed in Ilfosol S diluted 1:14 at 25° for 6.5 minutes.

Tug Steven B

Tug Steven B
Made by kenjonbro
Steven B tugboat moored opposite the O2 Arena North Greenwich, London 1971 / 58gt - ex Bever-01 Built by Barkmeijer Stroobos, Vierverlaten (174) Operated by Alan C. Bennett & Sons

Thames RIB Experience

Thames RIB Experience
Made by finkangel
See here - finkangel.blogspot.com/2010/09/thames-rib-experience-revi...

Canary Wharf London

Canary Wharf London
Made by fotoisto2005
View from next to Millennium Business Centre. Canary Wharf is visible on the left across the River Thames behind the roof of the North Greenwich transport interchange.

29072008100

29072008100
Made by danlane
- Camera phone upload powered by ShoZu

Boats - Part of a Boat Parked Behind the O2 - 100731 - London - Steven Gray - IMG_0595

Boats - Part of a Boat Parked Behind the O2 - 100731 - London - Steven Gray - IMG_0595
Made by stevipedia
Well the front fell off, Is that normal? Well no. inspired by www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-QNAwUdHUQ

Slice of Reality

Slice of Reality
Made by The Nth
A sculpture by Richard Wilson en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wilson_(sculptor)



Nearest places of interest:

Blackwall Tunnel (Northbound)
Northumberland Wharf
Slice of Reality
Blackwall Tunnel Ventilation Towers
  Studley Court
Cape Henry Court
Docklands Technical Centre
New Providence Wharf

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