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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Thursday, 11 July 2013

Blackfriars Bridge




This enormous iron coat of arms was displayed at each end of the old  Blackfriars bridge. This was the first railway bridge to be built over the Thames taking trains into the Blackfriars terminus in 1863.
For more information on the present bridge click-here-london-bridge-to-chelsea-bridge to read about Day 3 of my Thames path walk

7 comments:

  1. I love old decorated bridges - they just don't make 'em like they used to!

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  2. Sounds like it's a very interesting walk. I'm enjoying the sights. :-)

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  3. Isn't it wonderful? I hope they never tear down these beautiful old decorated bridges.

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  4. You have to admire the work of the Victorians

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  5. That's an impressive coat of arms - and I don't even need to brush up on my non-existent Latin to understand it!!!! I hope it's there for another 150 years!!

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  6. Love to see this at a bridge that makes it so beautiful.

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  7. These coat of arms (wherever they may be) certainly do turn my head. Hope you are holding up ok in this rather warm weather we are having :).

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