London Fog

Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city. Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights. Fog creeping into the cabooses of collier-brigs; fog lying out on the yards, and hovering in the rigging of great ships; fog drooping on the gunwales of barges and small boats. Fog in the eyes and throats of ancient Greenwich pensioners, wheezing by the firesides of their wards; fog in the stem and bowl of the afternoon pipe of the wrathful skipper, down in his close cabin; fog cruelly pinching the toes and fingers of his shivering little ’prentice boy on deck. Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon, and hanging in the misty clouds. ― Charles DickensBleak House

Just a short post this rainy Friday morning.

Jan Rockar added these three shots of London fog to the Flickr pool, which I love and wanted to show you before I run off for more blogging at work.

foggy city

the tallest in Europe

foggy morning


Anyone doing anything interesting this weekend besides hoping for some of that promised sun?

6 comments on “London Fog

  1. Pah! Call that fog…..a wee bit mist!
    That made for excellent pictures mind. Really good, especially enlarged!

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