Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf - today by pasttheirprime

Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf - today

This is the Shad Thames, a cobbled street running through the old warehouses of Butlers Wharf, just off of Tower Bridge. Whereas other areas of the Thames riverside have been flattened for redevelopment, these warehouses along with many of their original 19th century features, including the iron bridges and overhead goods gantries which connected the warehouses together have been kept. It is hard to believe now but this was the largest complex of wharves, warehouses and mills on the river Thames. This was the lifeblood of the city keeping it fed and watered. But by the 1970’s, Butler Wharf had become derelict after the Pool of London lost its shipping to coastal deep-water container ports.

Now restored into fashionable shops, apartments and riverside restaurants, many of the converted building were named, and smelled, after the good which were stored in them such as Tea Trade Wharf and Court, Cayenne Court, etc.
I choose to process this shot in LR to give it a slightly Dickensian feel. But then I processed another shot in SilverFex, used and a white vignette so that resembles a late Victorian photo. Confused I placed the other for your viewing pleasure on @theboxmanreturns. Before I go I would like to thanks to all of you who got the St Paul’s photo into the TT. Mightily chuffed Shady.
Very good.
November 21st, 2016  
We always enjoy a walk along there when we come up t London. Nicely captured. :)
November 21st, 2016  
Exceptional.
November 21st, 2016  
Another brililiant architectural scene with perfect processing. I like the emotions this evokes of a time past. Fav instantly.
November 21st, 2016  
Great composition and atmospheric shot. Fav
November 21st, 2016  
This scene has so much character.
November 21st, 2016  
Awesome shot
November 21st, 2016  
Wonderful composition and details, great atmosphere / fav
November 21st, 2016  
It looks a fascinating area :)
November 21st, 2016  
lovely shot, love the edit
November 21st, 2016  
Gorgeous shot, light, tones, lines
November 21st, 2016  
SO so cool!! Love the mood, the street, the calm but misterious feelings getting mixed...awesome, congratulations! =)
November 21st, 2016  
Outstanding image. Thanks for the history of the place too very neat.
November 21st, 2016  
Love this. What a great find.
November 21st, 2016  
Fav
November 21st, 2016  
Fabulous!
November 22nd, 2016  
Beautifully done. Love this place for photography.
November 22nd, 2016  
Fantastic composition and editing! FAV!
November 22nd, 2016  
Brilliant!
November 22nd, 2016  
Fascinating strictures, very beautiful shot
November 22nd, 2016  
Brilliant capture and processing- fav
November 22nd, 2016  
Wonderfully done.
November 22nd, 2016  
Instant fav. So much history goes on a place like this. I like that it has not made way to the ugly apartment blocks which sprout and take the place of many beautiful properties.
November 22nd, 2016  
great architectural shot and processing. fav
November 22nd, 2016  
Such wonderful editing and composition
November 22nd, 2016  
Wow. This is a great architectural scene. Fav. So much detail. I like your processing
November 22nd, 2016  
Love, love, love it. Fav.
November 22nd, 2016  
Great pov, textures and muted color
November 22nd, 2016  
beautiful shot and processing
November 23rd, 2016  
So nice to see that a city as large and modern as London hasn't completely chosen to destroy its past character. Marvelously captured.
November 23rd, 2016  
Awesome shot - great detail in the brickwork. Thanks for the history too. Fav.
November 25th, 2016  
Very nice.
Nice part of town...I used to work for someone who had a flat in one of the buildings in the left of frame here. Lovely view over the river :)
November 30th, 2016  
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