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Boat Friday

 

St. Katherine Docks

London

England

May 2014

 

Boat Friday

 

St. Katherine Docks

London

England

May 2014

 

comments (19)

  • Brian
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2014, 00:14
Wow, many ropes, and very confusing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I have no idea how they kept everything sorted out!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Dec 2014, 01:17
Fenced in, it seems!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No escaping, that's for sure!
i love angles from all of the ropes crossing Elizabeth... that tender boat looks well securedsmile
....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Peter! I was afraid the ropes would all be too confusing - I'm glad you think it worked! Isn't that a sweet little boat amongst the others!
This is a great abstract, Elizabeth, I really like the reflections, and the ropes leading in.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank! It was a very interesting scene, I thought - and was hoping all the ropes wouldn't confuse the image!
Very nice capture Elizabeth! I like the intricacy here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Richard! It seemed a bit confusing with all the ropes going every which way - but in the end I think it worked!
I bet the wee one feels safe-n-sound, cuddled in there next to the adults. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It should, very well protected isn't it!! smile
Nicely reflective Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you kindly Christopher!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Dec 2014, 08:06
Oh, I know St. Katherine Docks- there was our hotel nr. the Tower Bridge - I love your photo very much - a bit unusual!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Lovely area isn't it Philine!! Thank you!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Dec 2014, 08:27
I think I only just afford the rowing boa; I dread to think of the mooring charges for the Dock. It's a bit of an effort if you want to get "Xylonite" out for a sail, isn't it?

I've leatnt this:

From the late 1860s the Horlock family of Mistley Essex, owned many of the best known wooden built barges that traded carrying cargo all over the east coast. Their barges worked the ports from Suffolk to Kent and into the docks of London. They would carry a host of different types of cargo from cement and paraffin to timber and grain. The Horlocks as well as successful business men and keen sailors, had a shrewd eye for saving money and moving the game on. In the 1920s there were already lots of steel barges trading on the rivers. Steel barges, whilst in those days were considered less traditional and ‘pretty’ could carry more cargo than wooden barges of the same size, because the way they were constructed gave them more space in the hold area than their wooden equivalents. They were also lighter, more agile and cost less to maintain. In 1924 the Horlocks commissioned seven new steel Thames barges, of which Xylonite was the third. These ‘seven sisters’ that are all still afloat, with the exception of the Blue Mermaid which was lost in WW2.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well who knew???!!! Thanks for the info Alan! Most interesting!
Looks like my Christmas tree lights when I got them out of the box grin
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh no!!! smile
That's a fine mess of rope. Glad you captured it for us.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A mess is about right! Thank you Mary!
Love every bit of it, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much Pauline!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2014, 11:02
I hope someone can remember who roped what. Like a rodeo that got out of hand smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: HA!!! Good one Louis!
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2014, 13:15
I like St Katherine Docks, but perhaps not a good place for a drunken christmas work party,
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very pretty area - but you're right - there could be some casualties!
Boats and ropes go so well with each other. Love the reflections too
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nicely, don't they! Thank you Janet!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Dec 2014, 15:56
The angles and lines created by the ropes are wondeful
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Anne! I'm glad you think so - I found it interesting!
The pop of red really adds to the boat image. Nicely taken.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks for mentioning that red, Jacquelyn! I thought so too! Thank you!
Good composition, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much Tom!
It's almost like crochet with rope.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nice way of looking at it!!!

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