Dave Hilditch

Dave Hilditch

Posted on 10/20/2015


Photo taken on July 22, 2015


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"The Venice of Drains"

"The Venice of Drains"
This is St Saviour's Dock on the River Thames in London.

Charles Dickens once described it as one of the "filthiest and strangest localities hidden in London" and his newspaper called it "The Venice of Drains'. It is now one of the most desirable areas of London in which to have an apartment.

Times change!

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60 comments - The latest ones
Kate
Kate
Such an unusual place and thank you for the information! A fabulous photo capture of this area too!
2 years ago.
Kate
Kate
This is to acknowledge your participation in our group and it's very much appreciated. Thank you for contributing your beautiful image here and supporting our cause for awareness!

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2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Super *******************************
2 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Stunning work! Thanks for sharing!

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2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Superb composition.
2 years ago.
Frode Øen
Frode Øen
Nice shot.
2 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Excellent shot, Dave. They're welcome with their millions. I prefer it where I am. Give me green spaces any day.
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you for sharing, Dave !!! Excellent shot !!! Yes times are changing !!!
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you for sharing, Dave !!! Excellent shot !!! I agree with you, times are changing !!!
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Terrific shot Dave , surprised it's still tidal bet it looks even better when the tide is in.
Great title by the way.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! good composition + processing
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Nothing to do with all the usual beautiful pictures of that place ...
Excellent photograph, Dave !
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Great composition.
Have a nice evening ;-)
2 years ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Ein imposanter Blick auf London ! Grüße MAIK
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
That's a fascinating shot indeed. How values have changed!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
I also remember this area as working dockland !

Excellent photo Dave !
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Fabulous photo! I suppose it sometimes still smells;-)
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
excellent this Dave
a great place.
2 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
It doesn't look very desirable! Well captured!
2 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
ironic indeed!
2 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Oh, that is fabulous! Excellent work!

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2 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
yes, but with this atmosphere (very well captured) it looks quite likea century ago !
superb perspective and framing too !
have a lovely evening Dave
2 years ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
An interesting place. Beautiful old buildings. Great processing!!
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Haven't seen this part of London, but you've persuaded me me to go next time we're there! The treatment is spot on, David, and makes the photo look very old.
2 years ago.
Jean
Jean
I'd like to visit too. The old warehouses look beautiful. This is a little masterpiece. View large to enjoy the detail.
2 years ago.
Jan Hemels
Jan Hemels
very beautiful!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific capture!

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2 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Time change....thanks for the information. The photo is fantastic....well done Dave.
2 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Fantastic shot Dave. Good to get the info. Regards Tess
2 years ago.
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Wunderbare Aufnahme!
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the offer, Dave. We have a daughter in Belfast, so we do get over there from time to time - usually fly into Heathrow. When we come again I would like the location of St. Saviour's since we don't do the usual tourist things.
2 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Venice of Drains sounds like a stink in Dickens' times.
2 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Nicely composed photo!
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Good morning from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Wishes for enjoyable weekend !!!!!
2 years ago.
Gérard Robert
Gérard Robert
Belle composition !
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Remarkable city view.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
I certainly did not know London had its own little Venice. Very interesting scene you captured very well.

UNIQUE
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
a lovely presentation Dave indeed ... and I remember seeing
one of Dickens books shown on tv in a series and it should the
river looking murky and misty and almost smelly but indeed it
had a charm ... I guess this is what it has going for it ... old
charm ... bit like you I guess ;-) hehehe ... have a good weekend
Dave ... tomorrow's the better day they say ...!!!
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
*

and Dickens walked the streets we know
and down by the River he did go . . .
swirling mists and smell no doubt
lingered and hung around on his coat
phew he smelt when he got home
but always he went to seek and to roam
to get ideas and to write them down
we still enjoy his stories today
and now it's so popular to live here you say
I wonder what Dickens would make of it now
is it still smelly ... I wonder, somehow . . .

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2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Lovely, well done ;-)

Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks, David.

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2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Unique view!
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Great shot Dave. I didn't know anywhere like this existed in London. Have a great weekend
2 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful composition, very nice light and architecture and low tide photo
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great week, David.

Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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2 years ago.
greenburn
greenburn
Great shot.
2 years ago.
Alain D
Alain D
wow excellent !!!
2 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
beautifully striking !
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating place
2 years ago.
Gisela Schlegel
Gisela Schlegel
Very nice image !
2 years ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
That's my flat on the top left !!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good image with great lighting and processing Dave.
2 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Fine moody photo and great history. Makes all the rest of us feel better...
2 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Jolie image et cadrage descriptif intéressant !
2 years ago.
Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo
Excelente toma.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
I have to say it looks a bit unappealing (smelly!). Love the shot, though.
2 years ago.
Angelofruhr
Angelofruhr
How things change from Dickens to now!!

Have a nice weekend, Angelika
18 months ago.