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Tower Bridge a076902



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Tower Bridge a076902

TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge seen from riverside gantries, looking east. The Thames is still a major port, with Thames barges and other vessels moored in mid stream. (Reproduced in John Gay, 1964, London Observed). Photographed by John Gay

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Media ID 1338331

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27x27 inch Poster Print

Introducing the stunning Tower Bridge a076902 poster print by John Gay from Historic England's Media Storehouse collection. This captivating image transports you to the heart of London, showcasing the iconic Tower Bridge in all its glory. The riverside gantries frame the view, offering a unique perspective of the bridge as it stretches across the Thames. With the hustle and bustle of the bustling port in the foreground, complete with Thames barges and other vessels moored mid-stream, this poster print brings the history of London's waterways to life. Add an element of timeless charm to your space with this beautiful, high-quality poster print.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 69.2cm x 69.2cm (27.2" x 27.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph captures the industrial beauty and historical significance of Tower Bridge in London, as seen from the riverside gantries looking east. Taken by renowned photographer John Gay in 1964, the image offers a glimpse into the past when the Thames was still a bustling port. The iconic Tower Bridge, a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, stands proudly in the background, its distinctive bascules raised to allow the passage of larger vessels. The bridge's intricate details, from the ornate towers to the intricately designed walkways, are on full display. The river Thames, a vital artery of London's history, is dotted with Thames barges and other vessels, moored mid-stream. Their colorful sails and masts add a dynamic element to the scene, emphasizing the bridge's role as a vital connection between land and water. The image also highlights the industrial heritage of the area, with the presence of cranes and other machinery along the riverbanks. The gritty reality of the working port contrasts with the elegance of the bridge, creating a striking juxtaposition. John Gay's photograph is a testament to the rich history and enduring charm of Tower Bridge and the Thames. It offers a glimpse into a bygone era, when the bridge was a symbol of London's industrial prowess and the river was a hive of activity.

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