Flying High over London

Do you like heights?

I do and if it feels like I’m flying over London, well it’s a bonus. London’s cable car over the Thames is a relatively new addition to the Greenwich skyline and on a clear day the views are impressive.

The cable car “flight” itself is eyecatching as well, especially when the sun shines. Then it rises elegantly with those dinky little pods suspended on white supports rising against blue sky. There’s just a hint of colour from the adverts on the pods.

London’s Docklands have undergone a massive transformation over the past 20-30 years. Once the heart of goods trade they’re now a centre of commerce and entertainment. A must stop for visitors to the city.

©2014 - Cathy Read - Flight over the Thames- Watercolour and Acrylic Ink - 75 x 55 cm
©2014 – Cathy Read – Flight over the Thames- Watercolour and Acrylic Ink – 75 x 55 cm £900 framed

Industry still dominates the Docklands but it now homes the Dome, the cable car ride and the Thames with all those boat trips.

There was a time when only birds could fly over London. Then man found ways to mimic them.  But balloons are slow and hard to control, planes too fast and too high to see. I think I prefer more land linked methods to fly over the London.  Like the cable car across the Thames.

That or a big wheel!


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