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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Swimming Hole


Not sure it could be classed as a hole more like the bank of the river Thames. This photo was taken on a walk about to show how the places along the Thames near where I live had changed in the last 45 years.
The trees and bushes you see were not there when I was a kid and if you want to know what it used to look like click on the link 1968


16 comments:

  1. I love water....Nice place for a picknick !!

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    1. "O" yes believe me we did and Sunday Afternoon used to get quite crowded, now you have to fight through the shrubbery to get to the place.

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  2. It does look different now:)Beautiful place!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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    1. Cattle used to graze there and drink from the Thames here when I was a kid.

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  3. Looks like a good place to fish as well. I think it's changed for the better!

    Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Fishing was better further along though I did see pike in the shallows before now.

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  4. Looks like it's changed quite a bit! Nice photos, Bill.

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  5. Still looks good. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Yes more that you can say for me though.

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  6. Looks a lovely spot, I like it better now actually but it would be troublesome for fishing.

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  7. It's become like that because the cattle that grazed there have gone now.

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  8. When I think of the Thames, I think of it flowing through London and imagine concrete river banks. This reminds me of the river landscapes in the California Central Valley and the foothills Sierra Mountains.

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    1. I need to show you more of the Thames, London is not the place to see it.

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  9. It looks lovely. You must have had some great times growing up. Is that a bird nesting in the grass?

    I grew up playing on the riverbanks of the Avon River at Stratford (in Australia)

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    1. I did and miss them,that was a very carefree summer and ended a couple of weeks after that when I started work. Can't see a bird in the photo but that does not mean they were not nesting round there.

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