Category Archives: by the river

terry meets julie

I’m the only person here on Waterloo Bridge at this hour. A band of rain has just passed through and the city seems fresh and renewed, as if the sins of the night have been washed away. A stiff breeze … Continue reading

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meantime

I’m waiting for the sun, here on the Royal Steps. They’re slippery and fringed with weed. Behind me stands the Royal Naval College, its twin domes overlooking a grassy quadrangle. A pair of ornamental gates front on to the river … Continue reading

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wood and clay will wash away

I make it to London Bridge just in time. Sunrise today is at 4.46, creeping earlier still. I was away last week so I haven’t been out for a few days and the change is noticeable. The sky is perfectly … Continue reading

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down my way

I’m out of my front door by 4.35. There are chaffinches trilling in the bushes to greet the coming dawn. Down the empty street, the porch lights flare. The sky is clouded and grey. I guess today’s sunrise will be … Continue reading

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