Header Photograph

The cover photograph for my blog shows the Thames at low water, viewed from the eastern end of the Chelsea Embankment, looking west. Battersea Park is on the left bank of the river, and the Chelsea Embankment curves away on the right. Behind the photographer is the earlier 1850s stretch of Embankment, which runs from in front of the Royal Chelsea Hospital to the former Milbank prison site, just east of Vauxhall Bridge.

The pre-Embankment foreshore lies underneath the roadway. Timber features associated with pre-Embankment activity can still be seen representing the piers and jetties of waterfront businesses.

My study area covers both the Embankment, and the foreshore.

I took this photograph on 24th January 2016.