The Thames today

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TODAY WE continue with our occasional series The Thames today.

The Thames forms the southern boundary of four East London boroughs: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. In one way it is a barrier, sealing off one direction of exit. In other ways, it is a magnificent natural resource, which most of us take it for granted.

Today’s photo was taken in the afternoon of Boxing Day 2021 from Island Gardens Park at the southern tip of the Isle of Dogs, looking due south to the historic buildings of Greenwich – still impressive, despite the damp, dark afternoon.

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