23 April 2017 • Telephoto view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Horniman Gardens – on high ground at Forest Hill, in SE London. In the background, on the horizon are the ridge of hills at Highgate and Hampstead. To the left of the dome of the cathedral are its twin towers above the west entrance. Further left (in shadow) is the remaining spire of Christ Church, Newgate. Further left again is the dome on top of the Old Bailey. The distance from Horniman Gardens to the cathedral is about six miles. It is a protected view in London so the residents of Forest Hill are privileged to be able to enjoy such a fine vista.
13 September 2012 • View of the Royal Docks while travelling north across the Thames. Also called the Emirates Cable Car, the ride crosses the River Thames between the Greenwich Peninsula (the boarding point being near North Greenwich Underground Station) to the Royal Docks (which is a short walk from Royal Victoria DLR Station). Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and each flight takes about 10 minutes each way. The one-kilometre (0.62 mi) gondola cable crosses the Thames, supported on three 90 m (300 ft) supports.
13 September 2012 • View of the O2 Arena (originally called Millennium Dome) while travelling south in the cable car. Canary Wharf Tower, surrounded by the other tall office blocks, can be seen in the background.
13 September 2012 • Zoom view of the some of the supports for the Dome.ON the far right is the Ontario Tower – the tallest of the apartment blocks on the New Providence Wharf estate.
4 April 2002 • Clapham Common is one of the largest commons in London. There is plenty of open space – including three large ponds.
2 April 2017 • The common is on the west side of the original old village of Clapham. Shops line the street called The Pavement.
2 April 2017 • A new church called Holy Trinity was erected on the common in the late 18th century. It is seen to advantage in spring before the leaves form on the surrounding trees.
2 April 2017 • The attractive bandstand – the largest in London – is situated near the centre of the common.
2 April 2017 • The Windmill Inn, a Georgian building, that was once used a coaching inn stands near the main road which runs across the common.
2 April 2017 • Some of the streets surrounding the common – this one is Clapham Common North Side – are lined with elegant Georgian terraces.
4 July 2015 • Looking west in the dock with the unusual sight of a visiting Thames sailing barge adding interest to the scene. Behind it is the pedestrian bridge and behind that is a DLR bridge that also crosses the dock. The West India Docks were constructed as two parallel docks, almost extending across the Isle of Dogs. A third was added – called South Dock – for the simple reason that it ran parallel to and south of the other two.
24 May 2010 • Looking west in South Dock with ‘Portwey’ – the only twin screw, coal fired steam tug now active in the United Kingdom – seen at temporary moorings. The cream building with a sloping left side, in the distance, is a block of apartments called ‘Cascades’.
25 September 2008 • View of a DLR train crossing a modern bridge at South Dock. The view looks west, with the Post Office Tower (BT Tower) in the distance.
29 August 2005 • The Great Hall, built by Edward IV in the 1470s, suffered decades of neglect but is now to be seen in all its splendour.
29 August 2005 • Standing in the Court Yard near the entrance to Eltham Palace is the Lord Chancellor’s house built in grand Tudor style.
29 August 2005 • When inside the grounds of Eltham Palace, there are remarkable views across London. The most surprising view is that of the arch at Wembley Stadium seen through the MIllennium Wheel. To its right can be seen the large white building erected as the Shell Centre. The top of Big Ben’s tower can just be seen on the far left. At the far right can be seen part of the curved roof of Embankment Place, built over Charing Cross Station.
3 October 2006 • View of the front of the original station and also the adjoining St Pancras Station. The grade I listed building had a face-lift prior to the reopening of the original station as the London terminus of the Eurostar trains. The old hotel, which had stood unused for years and was in a poor state of repair, was also renovated for use as a hotel once more.
3 October 2006 • The highly decorative roofline of St Pancras Hotel seen from a distance along Euston Road.
12 May 2008 • Looking across Dean’s Yard at the twin towers and south side of the nave. The large lawn is a tranquil site away from the noise and bustle of the endless traffic to be found around Parliament Square.
12 May 2008 • The highly decorated Henry VII’s Chapel which is situated at the extreme eastern end of the abbey. The chapel stands just south of Parliament Square.
6 June 2016 • Looking west towards Southwark Bridge beside the large travelling crane that loads containers onto lighters moored beside Walbrook Dock. The dock – now filled in – is used to store rubbish from the City of London which is packed into containers before being taken downriver by lighters to Essex for disposal.