Kolega usłyszał, że w Rondzie ładnie, to padło hasło: “Jedziemy!” Dojechaliśmy, zalogowaliśmy się w noclegowni i zaczęlismy się szwędać. Ładna mieścina. Taka, dajmy na to, typowa, ale nic specjalnego. Do czasu! Gdy z za zakrętu wyłonił się poniższy most chwilę mi zajęło, żeby szczękę pozbierać z podłogi. Niesamowite robi wrażenie! Obejrzeliśmy go z każdej możliwej strony. Pozostało nam tylko wejść do środka no i polatać nad nim – następnym razem 🙂
My friend heard somewhere that Ronda is pretty so we went to have a look at what the fuss was about. We arrived, logged into the accommodation and started wandering around. Nice town indeed, let’s call it “typical” but nothing too special. Until the bridge appeared from around the corner. I spent a moment to collect my jaw. It is truly flabbergasting! We explored it from every available angle. What is left for us to do is entering the structure and flying above it – next time 🙂
We have recently visited Sky Garden. It is on a top of a new building nicknamed Walkie Talkie. Some of you might heard about it, as it was voted the ugliest building in UK in the year of its construction. I disagree, but that is beside the point. What is not, is the view from the top. It is quite impressive, especially when looking south (it might be because the open terrace faces this direction). Anyway, I enjoyed a lot and felt angry at myself for not bringing the tripod and long exposure filter. Well, maybe next time. Enjoy 🙂
I went to that spot because I was there before and I knew it could offer a nice shot of Tower Bridge. The scaffolding took me by surprise though. My first thought was “damn it!” but after a second I figured this might be quite unique. The fact that the scaffolding is not there anymore and these pictures cannot be taken again is kind of a pleasant thought.
It did not sink much as water is quite shallow. However, I suppose that might have been the reason why the dwellers decided not to dwell it anymore. It is a bit beyond the idea of having a water bed.
Or it could have been the other way around. The inhabitants got simply tired with living on a boat. Poor thing felt useless and “jumped of a bridge”…
The Thames is the river of London. It has been its backbone for centuries, neighbours many important buildings and historical places, offers amazing city or industrial landscapes.
As nice as it is and as much as I like it, it is not the only one. There is a few smaller rivers and canals which also played their role in developing the city. And, as well, they also offer a nice walk (or bike ride) with something on the way to catch photographers eye. Below you can find pictures mostly from Lee river.
Effects of a few longish walks along the Thames.
Long exposure photography. Requires some patience but the effects are quite satisfying. Remembering to have fully loaded battery might be handy as the camera becomes very hungry when giving the sensor a chance to have a proper, long look at the world (I suppose being lazy and using live view does not help as well). I suppose next time I will wait for the tide to be low, entering the river banks might be rewarding in regard to spots 🙂
It is also worth to be sure that no one is closing a gate behind you, if you have entered through an opened one. Regards to security guard who does not bother to check if he locks people in public places 😉