07 Mar '12, 1am

London Leviathan

London Leviathan

6 March, 2012 at 1:44 am | Posted in The Urban Landscape | Leave a comment Tags: Ships One of my favourite spots in London, and one of the few places I can park my cab beside the Thames is Burrells Wharf. There on the bend of the River near the southern most point on the Isle of Dogs you get some sense of the size that the River Thames has become before making its way to the sea. I knew from The Knowledge that the approach road was Napier Avenue and alongside that road were the remains of a slipway used to launch the SS Great Britain. My fondness of the area has been tempered slightly when I read of this ill fated ship, made more poignant at this time as we approach the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s maiden voyage. The Great Eastern was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was by far the largest ship ever to have been built at the time. Measuring 680 feet in length it w...

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