Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf - pastpresent

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.

This is the sepia image using Silver Efex to make resemble a late Victorian photograph. Another shot with different processing can be found on @pasttheirprime
I always loved Shad Thames - not so much for the now fashionable side of things (which I've never been able to afford) but just...because. It appealed to me immensely, much like this shot.
posted November 21st, 2016  
@graemestevens : well I appreciate your taste :)
posted November 21st, 2016  
Very cool depth and perspective..
posted November 21st, 2016  
This is amazing...especially the way you are using the perspective and distortion to work for the scene. Processing works well to give it a sense of long ago.
posted November 21st, 2016  
Love to see inside one of these apartments! The locality would be a big drawcard as well as the old style look!
posted November 21st, 2016  
Love your processing. Fav!
posted November 21st, 2016  
Love this one too. I can see why you couldn't decide!
posted November 21st, 2016  
great shot
posted November 21st, 2016  
Great shot, nice processing
posted November 22nd, 2016  
Really enjoying this tour of London
posted November 22nd, 2016  
Wow. This is class... Love the tone. Fabulous shot!
posted November 22nd, 2016  
Love it! Fav
posted November 22nd, 2016  
Such a great atmosphere Shady.
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