Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Abbey Wood, Waterless River and Water Taxi

"Abbey Wood" :- An unexpected moment as natural light poured into the darkened interior of the Abbey and iluminated the wonderful carved wood panels. This is the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, otherwise known as 'Bath Abbey' in Bath, Somerset, England. It has an incredible and chequered history as it was founded in the 7th century, reorganised in the 10th century, rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries and also had major restoration work carried out in the 1860s. The abbey is another of Britain's incredible Grade I listed buildings.

"Waterless River" :- This is the River Adur in West Sussex at low tide. I'd parked in Shoreham and had gone on a winding and relaxing walk along the river bank north of the town. During low tide the river is nothing more than a vast lake of mud that has the coloring of tanned leather. It glistenes in the light and shimmers in the sun. It's treacherous if you go anywhere near to it as it's soft and deep. One step out on it and you'll disappear up to your waist and have trouble gettng out again. This view is looking west towards Lancing.

"Water Taxi" :- This is the water taxi that carries people across the Thames Esturay at Gravesend in Kent, England. There's now a modern metal gangway / bridge that enbles passengers to get to the boat from the pier. The Gravesend Town Pier was built in 1834 and designed by William Tierney Clark. Gravesend town pier is 12 metres (40 ft) wide and 39 metres (127 ft) in length. It's the oldest surviving cast iron pier in the world and is a Grade II listed building.

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