Seven London Bridges by Brian

Brian Micklethwait has been photographing London again. This time, looking straight down the river from the balcony of the ME Hotel Radio Bar. He (accurately) claims seven bridges in this photo:


I love how, because of the foreshortening effect, there’s almost no river showing at all.

As Brian says,

I thought I was photographing just the one big, obvious bridge, the one with the towers.  But it turned out that I was photographing seven bridges. Newcastle eat your heart out.  Sorry about that big white circumcised cock in the foreground, getting in the way.


And since he invoked Newcastle, I’ll just leave this six bridge effort here:

Which, despite not quite matching Brian’s in absolute quantity, does also include a “Milennium Bridge” and surely wins in the ‘larger percentage of major bridges over any given river in one particular shot stakes’.
Happily, it also comprehensively fails to have a big white circumcised cock in the foreground.

Double bonus.

And while we’re on the subject of river crossing photos, may I remind you of this numerically inaccurate Three Prague Bridges post from 2009?

End of an era…

Was zooming around the BBC News website, as I am wont to do from time to time, when I came across this story.

An iconic floating nightclub based on the river Tyne for 15 years is to be towed away at the weekend.
The Tuxedo Princess ship, with its legendary revolving dance floor, is being tugged from its Gateshead mooring to make way for a £10m office complex.

As a student in Newcastle in the early 90s, I spent many a happy Monday evening on “The Boat”. And while people all too easily label things as “legendary” these days, the revolving dance floor on The Boat was indeed something to behold.
Stand in the wrong place and your prospective (and obviously very classy) female friend for the evening would be slowly rotated away from you – a distressing and confusing experience after a few* cheap pints on the way down there.

So RIP, The Boat.
I’m sure I should have more memories of you than I actually have, which in itself, speaks volumes.

* few (n) – a small number, in this case, probably about 11.