SP7006 : View SE over eastern parapet of old bridge

taken 5 years ago, near to Thame, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

View SE over eastern parapet of old bridge
View SE over eastern parapet of old bridge
Looking back to the town of Thame from the old SP7006 : Thame Bridge on the old Thame Road which carries the now-closed Thame Road which used to lead to Long Crendon. The River Thame had flooded due to the incessant rain of early 2014, so I am not sure whether the lake seen here is a temporary feature, a regular occurrence or permanently there - but it looks entirely appropriate and enhances the view.
River Thame
The River Thame (pronounced "Tame") rises in the northern Chilterns as a combination of several streams to the north of Aylesbury. It meanders for about 40 miles through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, past the town named after it until it meets The Thames at Dorchester on Thames (Oxon). At most times it is a fairly insubstantial river, especially in its more northerly reaches, but after heavy rains it can become far bigger - such as after the prolonged series of downpours experienced from Dec 2013 to Feb 2014; then it bursts its banks and floods the neighbouring land - mostly farmland - in its wide shallow valley.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7038 0647 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1507N 0:58.9104W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7035 0650
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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