Monday, 18 June 2007

Strongly flows the tide of time - # 142

The Karl Moritz epic continues.

Our next objective is to discover the exact point at which Karl Moritz crossed the Thames from the north bank to the south side so as to reach Richmond. Some detective work is needed, because his letters home leave some things unsaid, but give tantalising clues. That's a bonus because on the way we discover some delightful views and learn some surprising facts that we did not know.

Here is a view of the river from Chiswick Mall. The tide was very high indeed. Here it is almost overtopping the protective wall. Further on we find the road flooded.

Click on the picture to enlarge it. The water has a massive fluidity about it that is impressive, and gives a sense of pent up power.


  1. This picture speaks a thousand words.

  2. you rules!!
    and you were right, I really like it, and the B/W is great here!! very nice!
    Have a great starting week and thank you for telling me about your post personally! :)

  3. Do you know if he used a bridge at least? Answer in no. 143?

    The water is impressive!