TQ3380 : River Thames: Tower Bridge

taken 3 months ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

River Thames: Tower Bridge
River Thames: Tower Bridge
It is really difficult to find something different to write about this, so here's how The Times reported on the opening in the edition of Monday 2 July 1894:-

"The opening of the Tower Bridge on Saturday was a picturesque and stately ceremonial, perfectly performed under the most favourable conditions. The crowds which thronged the streets and the innumerable craft upon the river were vast, orderly, and enthusiastic. The arrangements for keeping the line of the procession were designed and carried out with the skill for which the City authorities are famous. The decorations, both by land and water, were brilliant and profuse, the uniform and robes were splendid and varied, while the glorious sunshine brought out in full relief the many beauties of the great display and of the noble river which all true Englishmen love with a proud affection as the chiefest glory of their ancient capital. The effect produced on the immense multitude of spectators by the actual opening of the movable roadway was remarkable. For a moment the great crowd were hushed in silence. Then, in a deafening shout of applause, which soared, as only a British cheer can soar, above the thunder of the Tower guns, above the ringing notes of the trumpets, and above the wild din from the sirens and whistles of the steamers, they gave vent to their admiration and delight at the marvel they had been privileged to see. They had indeed witnessed a spectacle not easily to be forgotten."

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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 8 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3368 8026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3282N 0:4.5160W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3376 8023
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