TQ3783 : The Olympic Stadium seen from The Greenway

taken 1 year ago, near to Bow, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

The Olympic Stadium seen from The Greenway
The Olympic Stadium seen from The Greenway
By the 1850s the River Thames in Central London was a vast open sewer and “The Great Stink” of 1855 brought matters to a head. The smell was so strong that curtains soaked in calcium chloride had to be hung over the windows of the Houses of Parliament facing the river. The Government finally acknowledged the problem and established the Metropolitan Board of Works. Their first task was the provision of a proper sewerage and drainage system. The Northern and Southern Outfall Sewers were constructed between 1860 and 1865, the former carrying sewage from northern London to the Northern Outfall Works at Beckton. The Greenway has been opened up on top as a footway and cycle track and runs all the way from Victoria Park to Beckton. The Capital Ring follows most of it.

The Olympic Stadium is now the home of West Ham United.
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 February, 2017
Geographical Context
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3764 8391 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.2391N 0:1.0092W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3770 8375
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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2012 London Olympics  Football Stadium 

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