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Eddy BROSSE • 1 year ago

Make a comment below to be added to the board. Please consider repinning, if you have other followers interested in London. This is a way of talking to all your followers in one go & occurred to me just now. It needs a name, so I've plumped for 'pincasting'. If you look on the board, there are [modest] pinning guidelines in the description. Over & out pinoscenti.

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    Actually discovered this gem a short while ago! Nice to wander around at the back, chambers, courtyards and al.

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A cute corner of London, unseen ... Ed

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    This has done well in the repins - I keep seeing it cropping up.

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    It has, hasn't it! It doesn't look too common maybe that's why. Is it somewhere on the South Bank? It could be St Katherine's Dock at the back, yet the tall tower building is more like Wapping ... Eddy

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    He's tagged it Deptford, but I know the shoreline pretty well there and I don't recognise the building which is distinctive (it does look like the Tower Thistle in St. Katherine's Dock - but there's no tower behind it like you say). Not sure. It might be the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs near Island gardens over there (has buildings like that). With this path being on the North Greenwich peninsula.

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    We're just next door! Poplar Dock Marina .. fab'!

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    I know it! Used to live on Blackwall Inner Dock, in the late nineties. The next one along. When I moved there, Poplar Dock was a large oblong of water surrounded by nothing, then in a 12 month period they transformed it into the picturesque marina it is now. It was impressive to watch.

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    HM the Queen inhaugurated it back in 1999. With such a long industrial history and so upmarket surroundings, I struggle to imagine as it was back then?? Very cosy anyway now. We love it! Ed