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“Sweet Thames, run softly…”

The name of London’s great river, the Thames, is said to come from an old word meaning “dark”.  I guess the tidal nature of the river has always stirred up a lot of mud and silt which tends to make … Continue reading

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A glimpse of a tower

There is something of a contrast between yesterday’s roses and cottage door, and today’s towering obelisk of bricks.  The huge tower of Bankside Power Station (now the Tate Modern art gallery) always reminds me of happy days spent in the … Continue reading

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