Two aspects of Eel Pie Island on the Thames

Boat yard with Twickenham at the far end

Boat yard with Twickenham at the far end

Artists' studios on the island
Artists’ studios on the island

Eel Pie Island is, as the name suggests,  an island situated on the river Thames tideway by Twickenham.

Twice yearly the resident artists in the island open their studios to the public.
A ramshackle boatyard is part of the charm of the island with old bits of machinery framing the small artists’ studios along a colourful path.
Back in the 50s and 60s the island was a Mecca for rock and R&B groups. Some went to great fame: Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men (including Rod Stewart), Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, David Bowie, Alexis Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring Eric Clapton), George Melly, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Tridents (featuring Jeff Beck), The Who, The Yardbirds, etc. etc.

The four faces of Time

The Four Faces of Time

The Four Faces of Time

Royal Naval Hospital

The Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

The Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich

This past weekend it was one end of the river Thames, this is the Greenwich end. The famous Royal Naval Hospital, now Greenwich University.

It was a grey day, quite apt for  the texture of the buildings.

Another entry towards the mapping of the river Thames.

The Thames by Richmond

The river Thames around Richmond

The river Thames around Richmond

As an ongoing project to ‘map’ the river Thames,  an early evening crossing the bridge towards Richmond.

The idea is to document as much as possible the life of the river Thames

A squirrel preparing for Winter

Oak tree, squirrel and church

Oak tree, squirrel and church

One of those moments that could have passed unnoticed, walking down the path I happen to turn to my left and I saw a brief glance of  Winter in that old oak tree that had shed its leaves, the squirrel and the church spire in the distance.

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