I went on my deferred bicycle ride along the south side of the river from Greenwich to Woolwich: an adventure, past the Royal Naval College, past the Trinity Hospital, almshouses which survive in the lee of Greenwich Power Station:-
Along the track up the west side of Greenwich Peninsula, which is mostly either derelict or awaiting new development, past Richard Wilson’s Slice of Reality and down the east side of the Peninsula which is much more boring – endless blocks of big, nondescript character until one gets to more industrial wastelands, past the Thames Barrier:-
The Faraday Works in Charlton, once the home of Siemens Brothers, who laid the Indo-European cable through Russia to Teheran:-
Looking back, one sees the City in the distance:-
And so to Woolwich for lunch.