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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Lunch Cruise Boat

Southbank Walk – 7 May 2016

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A sunny Saturday was ideal for a walk along the south bank of the Thames.

Starting from the The Globe Theatre, of which more an another time, we walked under the end of the Millennium Bridge and past Tate Modern (the old Bankside Power Station),

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge
7 May 2016

This area of the Thames path usually has street entertainers, and this was no different with a juggler with flaming clubs….

Juggler with flaming clubs

Juggler with flaming clubs
7 May 2016

….and a bubble creator….

Making Bubbles

Making Bubbles
7 May 2016

The next bridge is Blackfriars railway station, rebuilt over the last few years with the platforms spanning the river and accessible from the Southbank.

Blackfriars railway station

Blackfriars railway station
7 May 2016

River traffic was busy with various passenger boats and lunch cruises travelling in both directions.

Beyond Blackfriars bridge is the OXO building, and a small patch of sand which is exposed at low tide. This is regular location for sand sculptors. Several hours work was on display, however the tide was rising and whilst we watched the sculpture was washed away.

Sand Sculpture

Sand Sculpture
7 May 2016

Sculpture almost washed away

Sculpture almost washed away
7 May 2016

The next bridges are the Hungerford Bridges (railway into Charing Cross) and the two associated footbridges on each side. Passing the National Theatre, Waterloo Bridge is reached were a book market is located underneath.

Southbank Book Market

Southbank Book Market
7 May 2016

There were more street entertainers toward the London Eye.

Living Statue

Living Statue
7 May 2016

At Westminster Bridge, we went under the bridge to climb the steps up to the road on the south side of the road, to view the Southbank Lion.

Southbank Lion

Southbank Lion
7 May 2016

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge
7 May 2016

It was time to find a coffee shop for a drink and snack. This was in St Thomas hospital, were we visited the chapel, more of which another time.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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