The Landscape of the River Thames ( Photography101)

The Landscape of the River Thames ( Photography101)

I thought I would treat you to watery landscape.

This was taken on the Tower Bridge, London only a few weeks back when I went to see the poppy display.

Kismet Superyacht

The first yacht you see is the Kismet Superyacht which cost an astounding £70,000,000.00 I had to check I had not put too many 0’s in.

It is believed to be Owned by Shad Khan and also the NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

This superyacht is moored at St George’s Stairs and was made by superyacht builders Lurssen.  It is a 94 metre vessel with six cabins, three decks and a helipad.

Why not hire this for the weekend, it only costs £940,000.00 per week!!!

Incase you are not sure which boat it is, though it is far away it is the one with the circular looking things at the top that just peeks over the skyline.

You can read more about it here

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Photography101 Landscape

H M Belfast

The boat you see below is the HM Belfast.  I read up on the history of this boat and it is simply ASTOUNDING what it has been through.

It really is worth a read, please do so here

To summarize if I can:

  • It was the first Royal Navy ship to be named after the capital city of Northern Ireland
  • She was one of ten Town class cruisers beginning in December 1936
  • She was launched on St Patricks Day, 17th March 1938
  • She was commissioned early August 1939 shortly before the Second World War
  • Belfast was initially part of the British naval blockage against Germany
  • In November 1942 Belfast was the largest and most powerful cruiser in the Royal Navy at the time
  • She saw action escorting Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union during 1943 and played an important role in the Battle of North Cape
  • She assisted in the destruction of the German warship Scharnhorst
  • June 1944 Belfast took part in Operation Overload, supporting the Normandy landings
  • June 1945 she was redeployed to the Far East to join the British Pacific Fleet arriving shortly before the end of the Second World War
  • She saw further combat action 1950 – 52 during the Korean War and then went on a number of further overseas commissions
  • She was transferred to the Trust in July 1971 and brought to London, moored on the River Thames near Tower Bridge and opened to the public in October 1971 and is now a branch of the Imperial War Museum and receives a quarter of a million visitors per year
Photography101 Landscape

Photography101 Landscape

 Thank you for reading and viewing.  I am not really a boaty person as get terribly sea sick but I am shocked by the Superyacht Kismet and astounded and humbled by HMS Belfast, what a history to have.

What do you think?

Justine xx

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  49 comments for “The Landscape of the River Thames ( Photography101)

  1. November 21, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    The Romans invading Britain in AD43 landed in Kent. Pursuing the ancient Britons along the banks of the Thames they came to the first fordable point of the river. On a site nearby they built a garrison and Londinium was born. Later they erected the first bridge over the Thames. Built entirely in wood it stood a little down stream from the present London Bridge.

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    • November 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      oooh thank you i love tit bits of history like this i wonder if there is a picture/drawing etc of the original bridge somewhere x

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  2. November 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    I love these black and white images. Let’s hire that yacht for a month! Good grief can it really be worth it? X

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    • November 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      haha I know i seriously nearly fainted lol, did you go to the links to see what it looks like close up? It’s ridiculous, I do bet people hire it, some people have way toooo much money x

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      • November 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        Wow 4 levels above the water! It’s pretty and would be fun, but I will spend my money in much smaller doses – lol x

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        • November 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM

          its totally crazy, i am not sure how i would feel on the water in or on a boat, i tend to get sea sick mind you this might feel like being in a posh hotel ithink x

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          • November 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

            I think you either love it or hate it. I’ve been on a few cruises and love them. X

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  3. November 21, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Beautiful shot!!!

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  4. November 21, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    I’m in love with the first image! 😀 ❤

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  5. Amy
    November 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Spectacular view of the first one. Thank you for sharing the info.

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    • November 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      a pleasure and thank you so much for coming by and looking 🙂 x

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  6. November 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    I can’t do boats, or ships either for the same reason. But wow, the super yacht!

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    • November 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      hah I know, wow what a price but if you look at it close up it does look spectacular, i put a link in there but wow, still doesn’t justify the price in my mind hehe x

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  7. November 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Splendid photos! I also love the historical tidbits with them as well! Did you get a chance to get on either ship?

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    • November 21, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      ah no, it would probably cost a few hundred just to go on to the first step of the superyacht, however with HMS Belfast you can go on it but we are going to save that for a specific trip, I think I need to show my children this post to educate them a bit first 🙂 x

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  8. November 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Fabulous photos, Justine. Stunning in B & W! (Love the bit of history, too.)

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    • November 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      thank you nancy 🙂 I educated myself there i was getting more stunned the more I read, now I must share it with my children x

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  9. November 21, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    This is a much better prompt, isn’t it?!

    The first picture is my favourite and I like that you’ve done it in black and white-it looks so striking xx

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    • November 21, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      thank you, me too hehe, we will go with the kids at some stage to HMS Belfast as the public are allowed on there 🙂 Are you feeling any better? x

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  10. November 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Lovely photos. Like the black and white emphasizing the blurry sun, shapes, and textured patterns of sky and water.
    Great history!
    (Always surprised that people can build/afford those super yachts. We see some in Galveston or Kemah sometimes. They live in a whole different world

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    • November 21, 2014 at 6:01 PM

      oh yes such a different world i think and detached from reality somewhat dont you? x

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  11. November 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Lovely Justine. Always happy to see pictures of my old home town 🙂

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  12. November 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    This is so awesome! Too bad that I’m one of the very few people who haven’t been to London yet… Though I’ve been to Scotland repeatedly. I’m glad to get there at least through your pictures! By the way, the black and white is perfect for these shots. ❤

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    • November 21, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      thank you my sweet little kitty ❤ you will be here soon enough….and a bit of history from me too quite serious for me no? x

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  13. NotAPunkRocker
    November 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    I love these! The whole shot and the perspective are excellent. Well done, and thank you for the additional information :0)

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    • November 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      oh a pleasure you know i learnt it all myself at the time, it was news to me, but I loved it xx

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  14. November 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I meant to comment here before so (1) if i have already, sorry and (2) if i havent sorry for the delay 😉 love these pix, before moving to Sydney used to live in the old County Hall building and walked up and down the South Bank a zillion times…..haopy days 🙂

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    • November 21, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      Awe you hadnt commented but glad you have now 🙂 riverside walking is so packed with sights to see, adventures and losing oneself to ones dreams. I hope it spurred good memories x

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      • November 22, 2014 at 9:08 AM

        Some very happy memories and I gave a ton of photos…need to set up a new blog that isnt themed to one place I think 😉

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        • November 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

          haha well managing blogs is soooo time consuming i definitely have enough now, need to get paid for running them that would be nice x

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          • November 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

            I agree although very fulfilling too, I think I am going to set up one more though so it is not so dependent on where I am living… 🙂

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            • November 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM

              Yes i agree i have one based solely where i live and it can get restricting. There are some great free photography based templates/themes. You will have to let me know when you ser it up 🙂 x

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            • November 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

              Ooh we could set up an alien one lol…jk

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              • November 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

                “Alienstreets” 😉

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                • November 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

                  hah yes, I was doing my back and found myself thinking of a story…now i am shaking my head thinking once i go down that road there might be no turning back x

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  15. November 22, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Those are really lovely photo’s. Beautifully done.

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    • November 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      thank you 🙂 I am better at photographing landscape and such like than food lol x

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  16. Jo
    November 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Beautiful shot.

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  17. November 26, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    Very pretty shot…wish I were there now! 🙂

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    • November 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      yes me too, so much to see, i love riversides 🙂 x

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