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January 1, 2015

England: London, the Tower Bridge from the Water


Tower Bridge from below

Tower Bridge from below

Judging by the number of tourists with cameras in hand, the Tower Bridge is one of London’s most photographed landmarks. I admit that I too find this distinctive bridge over the Thames to be irresistibly photogenic. With all of the pictures taken, this is undoubtedly a bridge that needs no more photographs. Nevertheless, I’ll add a few more pictures of London’s famous bridge to Internet mix. In my defense, these pictures are taken from an unusual angle. They were snapped from the deck of our barge Wanderlust as we headed down the Thames on the way to a mooring nearby. (more…)

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December 23, 2014

England: Dorchester-on-Thames


Sunset along the River Thames

Sunset along the River Thames

 Set back from a bend of River Thames is Dorchester-on-Thames. Settlements have existed in this spot since Neolithic times. In the 7th Century Dorchester became a religious center and in the 12th Century its abbey was founded. Today Dorchester’s abbey is the primary attraction of this small, quiet town. (more…)

December 12, 2014

England: The Swan Upping in Abingdon

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Swan Uppers rowing hard in Abingdon to reach their finish line

Swan Uppers rowing hard in Abingdon to reach their finish line

On the way from Oxford we passed through Abingdon just in time to see the finish of the Swan Upping. The Swan Upping is a curious English ritual where colorfully dressed men in a skiff paddle up the Thames marking the young swans along the way. There’s a 900-year history behind the Upping. By tradition, the British Monarch retains the right to ownership of all unmarked (more…)

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