Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Here Be Dragons

One of the Dragon boundary marker of the City of London looking both cute and fierce;  not an easy look to pull off.  It holds the City of London's Coat of Arms. The building in the background is a Wetherspoons pub 'The Liberty Bounds'.  Its name refers to the area around and including the Tower of London (which is nearby) that was outside the jurisdiction of the City of London).  It stands close to the site of the 16th and 17th Century scaffold in Trinity Square Gardens where many met an untimely end.  This Portland Stone building was constructed in the early 20th Century for the General Steam Navigation Company, one of whose symbols was the globe seen on the upper story and I'm presuming the eagle above it must have appeared on their crest too .  The company was founded originally for the passenger business and was operating a fleet of 15 steamers in 1825 which were all built down at Deptford Creek
Today the Deptford Creek outlet into the Thames will look very different as there are a lot of new building going up on the waterfront. Some parts of the Thames footpath had  been temporarily diverted when I visited but even winding inland past building sites London never disappoints with a photo opportunity
The perfectly placed poster barricade.


An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at D here
 
 

12 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

That's a sizeable dragon

ellen b. said...

Great choice for the letter D! I'm trying to remember if I saw this lovely last September...

Leslie: said...

I missed that section of London, and must go back to see it, especially the dragon!

Leslie
abcw team

Hildred said...

I am mostly impressed with thast versatile dragon, but also like the poster board.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

London is one of the cities in my bucket list, so I enjoyed this short virtual tour. Happy ABC Wednesday and Blessings!

http://arnoldolromero.blogspot.com/2014/08/dog-days.html

Roger Owen Green said...

cute in a scary sort of way
ROG, ABCW

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place.

mrsnesbitt said...

Love the billboard - we need more of these!
Denise ABC Team

Trubes said...

I'm not too keen on Dragons or any other Pre historic creatures, I find them all rather scary, particularly the breathing fire dragon, I wouldn't like to sit next to him on a bus!
Good statue though !

best Wishes,
Di.

fredamans said...

I love the dragon!

Zoe Brener said...

Dragons are cool. Personally, I think London is too.

retriever said...

Nice post information , and foto dragon, building