From London’s River Bus

Missy has posted here about her commutes on London’s River Bus service:

I am enjoying my commute home tonight, sun shining, blue sky, and a gorgeous view from the river bus. I hope I never get bored with, or sick of, the view of tower bridge as the boat approaches, or of Greenwich as we pass. London is a beautiful city and best seen from the water – or top of a double decker bus.

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A Thames Clipper on the river by St Paul’s Cathedral

Missy last month:

I am heading home from a few after work drinks, and have decided to take the Riverbus. Currently I am looking out the window at Tower Bridge – amazing in daylight, but breathtaking at night – as is most of London. I feel so lucky to be living and working here, some days I still punch myself as I can hardly believe it. It really is an incredible city.

Pickled Possum asked:

Morning Missy I am there on the riverbus, with you, only in my mind of course lol
Any chance of a picture so we can see what you see and so eloquently write about?

Here are some photos Missy has taken over the last week or so.

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Sunrise looking East from Woolwich – so down past the Thames Barrier, and in the distance is Essex and Kent (Essex north of the River, Kent is South)

Thanks Missy. London is one of the world’s great cities, and it looks great from the water in a variety of moods.

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7 Comments

  1. I’ve never been to London. Maybe I’ll get there some time.

    One of my grandmothers was from Chelsea. She came to New Zealand with my grandfather after he had spent some time in London after World War 1. They first moved to what would have been a quaint wee city in comparison, Dunedin, and then moved to Clyde in Central Otago, a huge contrast on the opposite side of the world.

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    • Missy

       /  22nd October 2016

      I hope you do manage to get here one day Pete, it is a great city.

      What a wonderful story about your Grandparents, there are so many like that.

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  2. Missy

     /  22nd October 2016

    Thanks Pete for putting them up. If anyone wants to know what is what just ask. 🙂

    Oh, the last one is sunrise looking East from Woolwich – so down past the Thames Barrier, and in the distance is Essex and Kent (Essex north of the River, Kent is South).

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  3. Gezza

     /  22nd October 2016

    The Shard’s very stand out, isn’t it? I’m used to seeing it because Al Jazeera broadcasts from there every day.

    It’s an amazing place. It reeks of history. couldn’t see enough of it when I was there for just a week in 1988. And it’ll have changed a lot since then.

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    • Missy

       /  22nd October 2016

      The Shard is very stand out, it actually looks pretty cool from a distance, up close not so much.

      Despite the changes the history is still there, to be able to travel home and see buildings dating from 300+ years ago is incredible, it still amazes me.

      I couldn’t get a good picture of Greenwich, the morning one’s turned out too dark to see them, and the night one’s turned out blurry as the captain of the boat sped away!

      Next time I am on it I will try to get a good one and see if Pete will put it up – it is still one of my favourite views from the river.

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      • Gezza

         /  22nd October 2016

        I got lost a few times walking winding streets. The trick was to use your tourist map to find the nearest historical place or monument and re-orient yourself from there.

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        • Missy

           /  22nd October 2016

          Same trick these days, but usually with Google maps. 🙂

          It is easy to get lost, or rather disoriented, partly because of the way the river winds through the city, so the perspectives change massively.

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