A stroll by the river


floppybootstomp

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Yesterday (Saturday) evening, weather was nice, sun just starting to go down, I took a walk and rattled off a few snaps.

Sometimes big boats park down the road, this one was from Norway. A ferry craft serving the big boat came and went from Greenwich pier and on the top deck of the liner people partied on the patio.

Two fellas walked their dogs along the beach and the dogs seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves, bounding about and splashing in the water. They say the Thames is now one of the cleanest rivers in Europe so no danger of pooches catching nasties I suppose.

I can remember looking into these waters as a kid and thinking it resembled a bowl of soup. Now you can see about 18" down through the water and fishermen catch eels from its banks.

One of the pics shows our new pub 'The Sail Loft' in the background and it was mobbed out with yuppies who looked as if they'd be more at home in the City Of London. Financiers, bankers and the like, responsible for the gentrification of an area that just twenty years ago was known as a poor area. Mostly all living in sky high blocks of small apartments.

The prices in The Sail Loft reflect this, last time I was in there with 4 other people our 5 drinks came to more than £32 so you won't catch me supping in there very often.

Anyhow, without further ado, some pictures:

High tide at Waitrose:

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I really enjoyed your pix @floppybootstomp :thumb:.
One of the pics shows our new pub 'The Sail Loft' in the background and it was mobbed out with yuppies who looked as if they'd be more at home in the City Of London. Financiers, bankers and the like, responsible for the gentrification of an area that just twenty years ago was known as a poor area. Mostly all living in sky high blocks of small apartments.
A similar thing has happened in parts of Cardiff too. Some of the old, characterful districts having been turned into trendy locations to live and socialise, in converted warehouses and listed buildings.

Change is inevitable, I guess, and not all changes are bad, but, often the very "essence" of a place that first attracted people to visit it, or want to live in it, is lost.

Ho-hum, such is the way of things; progress and all that... :rolleyes: :)
 

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Yesterday (Saturday) evening, weather was nice, sun just starting to go down, I took a walk and rattled off a few snaps.
Very interesting pics as usual. I look at your pics and sometimes think it would be nice to live in such an interesting place. I'm not a towny though so that feeling does not last too long. :D
 
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You don't mind that I downloaded some of these pics and will use them as part of my screensaver?
No, not at all, help yourself.

Far as I'm concerned any images that are viewable on the 'net are Public Domain.

Images where the owner wants copyright are usually only displayed in thumbnail or large icon format and will be watermarked.

But anyway, thanks for asking :)
 

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PS: They've all been reduced from around 4000 pixels wide down to 800 pixels wide so should enlarge ok without loss of quality.
 
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I found a webpage on a wordpress blog that was using my artwork as the centerpiece of the article. And when I looked at the credits, they gave it to someone else! A company called Finearts. I have yet to hear a response from the writer of the article about giving me proper credit. And I have also not found a website owned by Finearts so that I could contact them and ask them why they are going around using my artwork and taking credit for it.
 

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Using a picture somebody has taken is one thing but claiming copyright credit for it is quite another. That is bang out of order.

I posted a pic at a Forum about SE London of an area named New Cross taken in 1970 and a lady posted it a couple of months later claiming it was hers.

I remonstrated with her, so to speak, and she did sort of half-heartedly apologise. Hurrumph! :mad:
 
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Yea some people have no scruples. What I would like to know is if this "Finearts" has made money by distributing my art. That would be a real slap in the face.
 
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Great photos! I love the one of the sun setting over the water :)

We've just had a couple of days in Anglesey, I'll try and post some photos soon.
 
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We have some awesome views from the canals in London.
 

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