Walk: Millennium Dome (The O2) to Greenwich (pt 1)
An westerly walk along the Thames Path
(Photos © urban75, Saturday 28th June 2008)
After taking a quick peek around the the Millennium Dome/O2, we took the Thames Path into Greenwich.
The walk takes you through an area in rapid change, past vast empty spaces awaiting development, remnants of the once-thriving docks and past a few remaining industrial areas.
It's a very interesting walk but one that seems strangely little-known: despite it being a glorious day, we passed less than ten people over the entire length into Greenwich.
Old and new. A boarded up house contrasts with Canary Wharf across the Thames.
Old dock wall with the towers of Canary Wharf in the background.
Disused barrier building, with the ventilation structures of the Dome behind.
Button inside the abandoned cabin.
Wasteland on the Greenwich Peninsula. This is a scene set to change rapidly, with huge residential and commercial developments on their way.
This scene really reminded me of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
Flowers amongst the rubble.
Looking north across the Thames to Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf with passing 'Clipper' boat in the foreground. We tried to get one of these back into central London but the queues stretched for a loooong way.
Groovy new buildings on the north bank of the Thames.
Old tyre in the Thames.
Millennium Dome towers and remains of old quay.
Across the river.
Thames Path signpost.
There's a huge tract of empty, cleared land to the west of the Dome.
Abandoned house in a sea of concrete.
Delta Wharf, one of the few buildings left standing along this stretch of the walk.
Floating dock thing.
The big cranes are long gone, but you can still see the embedded rails that they used to run along.
Concrete blocks outside the works of Stema Shipping, 'suppliers of high quality aggregates.'
Railings, old sleepers and sand.
Looking north east along the quayside.
Greenwich old power station in the distance.
Old dock workings.
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