Rugged Bits of London: Part 2

Since you seemed to enjoy the Rugged Bits of London entry back in April featuring some stunning photography from the talented Fred255, I’ve decided to give you a round two. Fred has been kind enough to contribute a few more unique photos of the rusty, abandoned or derelict areas he captures so well and I’m very pleased to be able to share them with you on LLO. The words below each photo are his as well.


Commerce is a division of trade or production which deals with the exchange of goods and services from producer to final consume.

Here we see an old Thames barge, used for moving and selling goods up and down the Thames. Behind is 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.

Tunnel into the New Year

One of the tunnels on the Regents Canal.

3 Ways to Travel

The foot path, the canal and the railway above.

Regents Canal Tow Path

It’s such a shame about the graffiti, but it seems to be everywhere these days.

Modern living (Explored)

The modern appartments with the old cranes outside in Royal Victoria Dock, London.

Battersea Power Station

Probably the most famous derelict building the the UK, if not the world!

Mighty Battersea Cranes

Stothert & Pitt cranes at Battersea Power Station. These beautiful examples of urban decay cranes at the pier of Battersea Power Station were made by Stothert & Pitt Ltd, of Newark Works in Bath. They are listed for preservation and have to be included in any redevelopment plans for the site. So although the sun is going down on them, it will not be for the last time. We hope!

I used a Canon EOS-1D Mark III with EF200mm f/2.8L USM +2.0x , Exposure 1/4000 sec
Aperture f/7.1 Focal Length 400 mm ISO Speed 100


Thanks Fred, for allowing me to show off your fantastic photography.


And another note about photography… have you entered to win the giveaway of your choice of two 8×10 prints yet?

5 comments on “Rugged Bits of London: Part 2

  1. Love these. I especially like the footpath and tunnel pictures. The tunnel picture does such a great job of leading the eye into the photo and the footpath photo makes me want to find it and go walking there.

  2. I love these shots! Kinda enthused to have a go myself. My favourites have to be the 1st and 6th – I love the small amounts of green on the barge in such bright contrast to the greys of the sky and buildings.
    The 6th shot looks very HDR to me (not sure if it is?) And at the same time, almost like a painting. Do you know what edits were applied? Shots with large araes of blue sky and white clouds combined with equally large areas of reflective water always make me appeal to me. Something to do with the warmth of nature I think?

    It doesn’t sound like his pro-street art btw?

    Thanks for posting!

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