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"Journeying through time and space, the river weaves tales of history and beauty

Background imageRiver Collection: Battersea Power Station a077607

Battersea Power Station a077607
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View of the station in Battersea, as seen at dusk from across the River Thames in Westminster

Background imageRiver Collection: CANALETTO: THAMES

CANALETTO: THAMES
The River Thames with St. Pauls Cathedral on Lord Mayors Day. Oil on canvas by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, c1750

Background imageRiver Collection: Jews crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant

Jews crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant
Hebrews carrying the Ark of the Covenant across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRiver Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageRiver Collection: Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough N100022

Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough N100022
TEES TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. General night view of the gondola bridge built across the River Tees in 1911

Background imageRiver Collection: Land Army girls learning the acient art of eel clotting near Axbridge, Somerset

Land Army girls learning the acient art of eel clotting near Axbridge, Somerset. 11th August 1943

Background imageRiver Collection: mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, Tibet

mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp, Tibet

Background imageRiver Collection: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Theatre of 1874-9, rebuilt 1929-32 after fire, except for library block and part of auditorium. Located in Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire. IoE 366450

Background imageRiver Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20107611

EyeUbiquitous_20107611
England, London, Greenwich, people on the 02 Arena rooftop walkway

Background imageRiver Collection: MCH671406

MCH671406
A view from the Emirates Airline of the 02 Arena at sunset with Canary Wharf and the London skyline in the background

Background imageRiver Collection: Durham Cathedral K011466

Durham Cathedral K011466
DURHAM CATHEDRAL, Durham. View of cathedral on hill by river. Built from 1073 to 1274

Background imageRiver Collection: Battersea Power Station a98_05903

Battersea Power Station a98_05903
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View from the north bank of the River Thames at night. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1937 and was the largest brick building in europe

Background imageRiver Collection: Barnard Castle J860320

Barnard Castle J860320
BARNARD CASTLE, Durham. North west view, across the River Tees

Background imageRiver Collection: Caen Hill Locks with narrow boats - Wiltshire - UK

Caen Hill Locks with narrow boats - Wiltshire - UK
ME-2140 Caen Hill Locks with narrow boats Wiltshire - UK Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageRiver Collection: DE JONGH - Old London Bridge K080027

DE JONGH - Old London Bridge K080027
Kenwood House, Hampstead, London. " Old London Bridge" 1630 by Claude DE JONGH (active 1615 died 1663). Iveagh Bequest number IBK 952

Background imageRiver Collection: Melbourne Cricket Ground & Yarra River Parklands Aerial

Melbourne Cricket Ground & Yarra River Parklands Aerial
Aerial image of the Yarra river with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) The MCG, also known as The G, is an iconic sports stadium located in Yarra Park in the city of Melbourne with a capacity of

Background imageRiver Collection: Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325

Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge under construction around 1889. This picture was taken from the River Thames with shipping in the foreground

Background imageRiver Collection: Segedunum Roman Fort J960244

Segedunum Roman Fort J960244
HADRIANs WALL, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. Segedunum Roman Fort. An aerial view reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. hadrian

Background imageRiver Collection: Herdwick Sheep and Shepherd

Herdwick Sheep and Shepherd Date:

Background imageRiver Collection: Engraving of Marble Hill House J900203

Engraving of Marble Hill House J900203
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Twickenham, Middlesex. " The Countess of Suffolks House" after Augustin Heckell. Coloured engraving. 1749

Background imageRiver Collection: Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte 1884. Oil on canvas. by Georges Seurat

Sunday Afternoon on la Grande Jatte 1884. Oil on canvas. by Georges Seurat (1859-1891) French Post-Impressionist painter. Parisians enjoying a summer afternoon in a park. Water River Seine France

Background imageRiver Collection: Map of Florence known as Della Catena Map of Florence, Attributed to Francesco di Lorenzo

Map of Florence known as Della Catena Map of Florence, Attributed to Francesco di Lorenzo Rosselli, 1470, illustration
Cartography, Italy, 15th century. Map of Florence known as The Della Catena Map of Florence. Attributed to Francesco di Lorenzo Rosselli, 1470

Background imageRiver Collection: MAP: PHILIPPINES, 1905. Map of the Philippine Islands printed in the United States in 1905

MAP: PHILIPPINES, 1905. Map of the Philippine Islands printed in the United States in 1905

Background imageRiver Collection: Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales National Park, England. This curving limestone cliff feature was formed by glacial action. It used to have a waterfall running over it

Background imageRiver Collection: Old London Bridge a98_05984

Old London Bridge a98_05984
Extract from an engraving showing the City of London from Southwark. Major monuments are recorded, including Old London Bridge

Background imageRiver Collection: Canary Wharf J060021

Canary Wharf J060021
CANARY WHARF, Docklands, London. The Canary Wharf business district. High rise buildings at night with lights reflected in the river Thames

Background imageRiver Collection: Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century

Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, 19th Century

Background imageRiver Collection: A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771

A correct plan of the town of Sheffield by William Fairbank, 1771
Scale 440 yards : 3.3 inches. Shows the Bull Stake, slaughterhouses, Town Mill, Irish Cross. Original at Local Studies y09647

Background imageRiver Collection: Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory, Victoria. Wilsons Promontory National Park Fondly known as ‘The Prom, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria's best loved national parks

Background imageRiver Collection: MAP OF ITALY, c1585. By Ignazio Danti from Sistine Chapel Gallery of Maps

MAP OF ITALY, c1585. By Ignazio Danti from Sistine Chapel Gallery of Maps

Background imageRiver Collection: St Thomas Hospital

St Thomas Hospital
August 1919: St Thomas Hospital on the south bank of the River Thames, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageRiver Collection: Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20

Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20
TOWER OF LONDON, TOWER BRIDGE & GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY BUILDING, London. Aerial view. The new Greater London Authority offices, designed by Foster & Partners, 1998-2002

Background imageRiver Collection: Tyne Bridges N080495

Tyne Bridges N080495
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE / GATESHEAD, Tyne and Wear. Twilight view up river towards the Swing Bridge, High Level Bridge and Tyne Bridge

Background imageRiver Collection: Tyne Bridge at night N080496

Tyne Bridge at night N080496
TYNE BRIDGE, Newcastle upon Tyne / Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Night view of the Tyne Bridge with The Sage music centre beyond

Background imageRiver Collection: A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815

A plan of the intended canal from Sheffield to Tinsley by W. and J. Fairbank, 1815
Includes Greenland Engine.Original at Local Studies S33S

Background imageRiver Collection: Berwick-upon-Tweed (England) in the evening sun

Berwick-upon-Tweed (England) in the evening sun
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in the county of Northumberland. It is the northernmost town in England. It is located 2 1aua2 miles (4 km) south of the Scottish border

Background imageRiver Collection: View of Berwick-upon-Tweed, England

View of Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in the county of Northumberland. It is the northernmost town in England. It is located 2 1aua2 miles (4 km) south of the Scottish border

Background imageRiver Collection: Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Industrial Revolution in the 1800s - scanned 1878 engraving

Background imageRiver Collection: sky, skyline, memorial, wtc, 911, floodlight, lights, celebration, illuminated, skyscraper

sky, skyline, memorial, wtc, 911, floodlight, lights, celebration, illuminated, skyscraper, waterfront, lower manhattan, twin towers, world trade center, glow, buildings, september 2011

Background imageRiver Collection: Nottingham EAW025936

Nottingham EAW025936
Nottingham, 15 August 1949. Aerofilms Ltd cellulose nitrate negative. Aerofilms view of Nottingham records the construction of the new, H-shaped County Hall

Background imageRiver Collection: PLYMOUTH, MA, MAP 1605. Samuel de Champlains map of Port St. Louis

PLYMOUTH, MA, MAP 1605. Samuel de Champlains map of Port St. Louis, later settled by the English as Plymouth, Massachusetts, drawn during an expedetion of 1605

Background imageRiver Collection: MAP OF FRANCE, c1900. With inset detail of Paris and surrounding area

MAP OF FRANCE, c1900. With inset detail of Paris and surrounding area

Background imageRiver Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background imageRiver Collection: Grand Canyon - panoramic view from Grandview Point into the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - panoramic view from Grandview Point into the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River - dusk - Grand Canyon
SAS-1911 Grand Canyon - panoramic view from Grandview Point into the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River dusk - Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim - Arizona - USA Steffen & Alexandra Sailer

Background imageRiver Collection: HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge a98_05144

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge a98_05144
TOWER BRIDGE, Stepney, London. Looking down onto the foredeck of the cruiser HMS Belfast. Being guided up the River Thames by two tugs on the approach to Tower Bridge

Background imageRiver Collection: Hereford Cathedral N090335

Hereford Cathedral N090335
HEREFORD CATHEDRAL, Herefordshire. View across the river Wye towards the Cathedral

Background imageRiver Collection: Marlow Bridge

Marlow Bridge
Suspension bridge of 1831-6. IoE 46189

Background imageRiver Collection: Map of Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives




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"Journeying through time and space, the river weaves tales of history and beauty. From the majestic Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough N100022 to the iconic Battersea Power Station a077607, its waters reflect stories of progress and innovation. As it flows past Durham Cathedral K011466, an architectural masterpiece standing tall for centuries, the river whispers secrets of faith and devotion. Captivating our gaze once more is the enchanting Battersea Power Station a98_05903, a symbol of urban regeneration amidst London's ever-changing skyline. In contrast, an engraving of Marble Hill House J900203 transports us back to a bygone era where elegance reigned supreme. The brushstrokes of DE JONGH's Old London Bridge K080027 paint a vivid picture of bustling trade along this lifeline that sustains cities. Hovering above Melbourne Cricket Ground & Yarra River Parklands Aerial, we witness nature harmoniously coexisting with human endeavors. Amidst these grand scenes lies simplicity - Herdwick Sheep grazing peacefully under the watchful eye of their shepherd. Their presence reminds us that even in modern times, rural traditions endure alongside urban landscapes. CANALETTO: THAMES captures the timeless allure of this mighty waterway as it winds its way through historic landmarks and picturesque scenery. Barnard Castle J860320 stands proudly on its banks while Malham Cove in Yorkshire Dales showcases nature's raw power etched into limestone cliffs. Finally, our journey concludes at Tower Bridge 21766_20 guarding over the venerable Tower of London - guardians both old and new protecting this cherished city from any harm that may come its way. " In every twist and turn lies another chapter waiting to be discovered; let us follow this river's course as it connects people, places, and memories throughout time.