Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Thames frozen at Rotherhithe with Tower Bridge in the distance - 1895

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It's a week or so late to be strictly relevant to our current weather conditions, but here's a rather good photograph of the Thames in front of Tower Bridge, with huge chunks of ice sitting on the river, in 1895.

Description: In January and February 1895, a severe cold spell created huge ice floes on the Thames. Although the river did not freeze over, the ice played havoc with the workings of the port. This glorious photograph, taken from the south bank at Rotherhithe on February 11, shows the ice in the Pool of London east of Tower Bridge.

Creator: Unknown

Date: 11 February 1895

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