TQ3479 : Geographers near Bermondsey Wall East

taken 4 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Geographers near Bermondsey Wall East
Geographers near Bermondsey Wall East
Near the end of a three hour walk guided by Stephen Craven on Geograph's 10th anniversary. Stood along the Thames Path [1] beside The River Thames [2] at sunset.
The Shard [3], Tower Bridge [4], and The Walkie Talkie [5] are seen ahead.

From left to right; Barry Hunter LinkExternal link , Hugh Venables LinkExternal link , Peter Tuck, David Anstiss (back) LinkExternal link , Christine Matthews LinkExternal link , John Salmon LinkExternal link , Linda Craven LinkExternal link , Janice Salmon, Malc McDonald (back) LinkExternal link , Stephen Craven LinkExternal link , and Robin Stott LinkExternal link
1. Thames Path
This National Trail is 184 miles (294 km) long. Following the River Thames from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea finishing at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.
The trail keeps to the banks of the river most of the route.
Website: LinkExternal link
2. 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
3. The Shard at London Bridge :: TQ3280
A 72-storey office building and hotel, constructed from 2009-2012 as the centre of the London Bridge Quarter development on the South bank of the Thames. The skyscraper is, at 310m tall, for a while the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom after the 1,084 ft (330.4m) Emley Moor transmitting station.

The tower was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and cost £450 million. The Government of Qatar financed the building and its Prime Minister declared it open on 5 July 2012. It opened to the public in February 2013.

For views of and from the Shard after opening, see LinkExternal link

The official website is LinkExternal link

See also the Wikipedia entry at LinkExternal link
4. Tower Bridge :: TQ3380
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London.

The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers.

More details from Wikipedia LinkExternal link
5. 20 Fenchurch Street :: TQ3280
"Walkie Talkie" building at 20 Fenchurch Street, designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and costing over £200 million and completed in 2014.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 345 797 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.0407N 0:3.7673W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 345 797
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Geograph  Geograph Meet  10th Anniversary  River  Geographers  Sunset 

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