TQ5179 : Sculpture in the Thames

taken 6 years ago, near to Erith, Bexley, Great Britain

Sculpture in the Thames
Sculpture in the Thames
As seen from the riverside path between Rainham and Purfleet.

This is 'The Diver', who was designed by the sculptor John Kaufman (1941 - 2002) who was inspired by the stories told to him by his grandfather who worked as a diver in the London Docks at the turn of the 19th/20th century. After 5 years of planning it was installed in the mudflats at the river's edge in 2000. See the dedicated website here LinkExternal link.

In the background is Erith Oil Works.

River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5157 7987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8473N 0:10.9287E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5162 7991
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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