Maritime Monday for August 20th, 2012: Thames 2; Love That Dirty Water

"Yes, Christina...  London AGAIN" -- original: “London, Work and Play” by Harry Batsford, 1950 -- VIDEO: (not quite Hawaii) "Plan of London in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth" (about 1580) (see full size and more maps) see also: Hipkiss' Scanned Old Maps of London Canaletto: London 174; The Thames and the City of … [Read more...]

Maritime Monday for August 13, 2012; A River Runs Through It

Metropolitan Borough of Stepney official guide – 1960 Stepney is a district of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in London's East End. The area built up rapidly in the 19th century, mainly to accommodate immigrant workers and displaced London poor, and developed a reputation for poverty, overcrowding, violence and political dissent. As with most of the East End of … [Read more...]