Some Rugged Bits of London

Loving Fred255‘s contributions to the Flickr pool while I was away last week. Something different to share with you. I’ve left his descriptions beneath each one.

Building SiteNot all of the London Dock area have been redeveloped yet, but it not far off. The site is on the south bank opposite Canary Wharf.

Monk and Glass  Custard
This sad looking Victorian warehouse now awaiting it’s fate, either demolition or conversion into posh flats. Was once owned by Wilfred Adrian Monkhouse, father of the late comedian Bob Monkhouse. 

Monkhouse’s father was a prosperous Methodist businessman who owned Monk and Glass, which made custard powder. 

While looking around this building the urbexer in me came out, I was desperate to find a way inside. I caught the attention of more than one security camera. I gave up, trying to get in and decided to use my fish eye lens to create this imposing view of this once great building.

 The Cooperage
Fire exit to a wine bar in London.

Seen Better Days Looks like this boat has had a nasty fire. It was moored on The River Thames near Chelsea bridge.

Trading Places
Taken about the same time as this one was taken. 

Here we see old Thames barges, used for moving and selling goods up and down the Thames. Behind Canary Wharf. 

Canary Wharf is a major business district in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England. Rivalling London’s traditional financial centre, the City of London, Canary Wharf contains many of the United Kingdom’s premier office spaces and tallest buildings

Dedicated to Ronnie, a reminder of the good times. They will be back.

70's Style Bridge Ramp

On the side of the A102 one of the major roads in and out of London. Taken on a trip with my good friend Ronnie (Badgerrat 1) This was one of the few times that day I managed to wrestle my fish eye lens away from Ronnie.


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6 comments on “Some Rugged Bits of London

  1. Pingback: Rugged Bits of London: Part 2 | Little London Observationist

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