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Kingsferry Bridge to the Isle of Sheppey from Chetney Marshes. Kingsferry Bridge to the Isle of Sheppey from Chetney Marshes.

Chetney marshes towards the Isle of Grain. Chetney marshes towards the Isle of Grain.

Kingsferry Bridge. Kingsferry Bridge.

Milton Creek and Kemsley Paper Mill, once one of the biggest newsprint plants in Europe. Now owned by DS Smith. Milton Creek and Kemsley Paper Mill, once one of the biggest newsprint plants in Europe. Now owned by DS Smith.

Scum Town 2015, Ferry Marshes. Scum Town 2015, Ferry Marshes.

Wrecked barge in the Swale near Little Marson Wrecked barge in the Swale near Little Marson

The Mouth. The Head. Sittingbourne. The Mouth. The Head. Sittingbourne.

Milton Creek and Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant which provides Kemsley Paper Mill with steam and electricity from solid waste. Milton Creek and Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant which provides Kemsley Paper Mill with steam and electricity from solid waste.

Uplees marshes, gunpowder works, Faversham. Uplees marshes, gunpowder works, Faversham.

One way to make a houseboat, Swale. One way to make a houseboat, Swale.

Orchard, Conyer. Orchard, Conyer.

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Election Aftermath. Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP after her landslide victory in Scotland, winning 56 out of 59 seats. Chatham Big Screen on the old pumping station at Chatham Waterfront. Election Aftermath. Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP after her landslide victory in Scotland, winning 56 out of 59 seats. Chatham Big Screen on the old pumping station at Chatham Waterfront.

Ropewalk I. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Ropewalk I. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Ropewalk II. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Ropewalk II. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Ropewalk III. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Ropewalk III. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Ropewalk IV. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Ropewalk IV. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Ropewalk V. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Ropewalk V. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Ropewalk VI. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Ropewalk VI. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Ropewalk VII. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Ropewalk VII. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Ropewalk VIII. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham Ropewalk VIII. The Victorian Ropery, The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Baby Disposal, Drunk Ladies, Seasick Gents. The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Baby Disposal, Drunk Ladies, Seasick Gents. The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

No. 3 slip, The Historic Dockyard Chatham II. One of Europe's widest span structures when constructed in 1838. No. 3 slip, The Historic Dockyard Chatham II. One of Europe’s widest span structures when constructed in 1838.

HMS Gannet, sloop-of-war 1878. The Historic Dockyard Chatham. HMS Gannet, sloop-of-war 1878. The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

No. 3 slip, The Historic Dockyard Chatham II. No. 3 slip, The Historic Dockyard Chatham II.

Upper Mast House. The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Upper Mast House…

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Grain Tower Battery I. Only accessible at low tide. During During WW2 this remodelled Martello Tower was manned and had three guns on the roof. The address is “No 1, Thames”

Grain Tower Battery II. Barracks at left. During WW2 the huge chain secured an anti-submarine floating boom across the Medway. Grain Tower Battery II. Barracks at left. During WW2 the huge chain secured an anti-submarine floating boom across the Medway.

Grain Tower Battery III. A ladder provides access to the structure. Grain Tower Battery III. A ladder provides access to the structure.

Grain Tower Battery IV. Internal staircase. Grain Tower Battery IV. Internal staircase.

Grain Tower Battery V. Shell lift, lower level. Grain Tower Battery V. Shell lift, lower level.

Grain Tower Battery VI. Lookout tower with Grain Power Station beyond. Grain Tower Battery VI. Lookout tower with Grain Power Station beyond.

Grain Tower Battery VII. Shell lift, upper level. Grain Tower Battery VII. Shell lift, upper level.

Grain Tower Battery VIII. Main Gun Mounting. Grain Tower Battery VIII. Main Gun Mounting.

Grain Tower Battery IX. Second gun mounting overlooking the Medway - access to Chatham Docks. Grain Tower Battery IX. Second gun mounting overlooking the Medway – access to Chatham Docks.

Grain Tower Battery X. Upper lookout, looking seaward. Grain Tower Battery X. Upper lookout, looking seaward.

Grain Power Station. Grain Power Station.

Grain Power Station, Pylon I. Grain Power Station, Pylon I.

Grain Power Station, Chinmey. Grain Power Station, Chinmey.

Grain Power Station, Pylon II. Grain Power Station, Pylon II.

National Grid's Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility,  the UK's largest, Grain. National Grid’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility, the…

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The Clarendon Royal Hotel garden and Tilbury power stations. The Clarendon Royal Hotel garden and Tilbury power stations.

New Tavern Fort, Gravesend. New Tavern Fort, Gravesend.

Warehouses, Gravesend. Warehouses, Gravesend.

Milton Firing Range. Gravesend. Milton Firing Range. Gravesend.

Embrasure at Shornemead Fort. Embrasure at Shornemead Fort.

Horses by the Thames, Hoo Peninsula. Horses by the Thames, Hoo Peninsula.

Abandoned car, Hoo Peninsula. Abandoned car, Hoo Peninsula.

Hulk of the The Hans Egede, Hoo Peninsula. Hulk of the The Hans Egede, Hoo Peninsula.

Cliffe Fort, Hoo Peninsula. Cliffe Fort, Hoo Peninsula.

Brennan Torpedo launch slipway, from which was launched the first guided missile. Brennan Torpedo launch slipway, from which was launched the first guided missile.

Anti-aircraft battery, Cliffe Fort, Hoo Peninsula. Anti-aircraft battery, Cliffe Fort, Hoo Peninsula.

RSPB Suck Dick, Hoo Peninsula. RSPB Suck Dick, Hoo Peninsula.

Cliffe explosives works I, Hoo Peninsula. Cliffe explosives works I, Hoo Peninsula.

Cliffe explosives works II, Hoo Peninsula. Cliffe explosives works II, Hoo Peninsula.

Container ship on the Thames from the Hoo Peninsula. Container ship on the Thames from the Hoo Peninsula.

Cliffe explosives works III, Hoo Peninsula. Cliffe explosives works III, Hoo Peninsula.

Cliffe explosives works IV, Hoo Peninsula. WWI concrete structures for drying cordite. Curtis's and Harvey Explosive Works. Cliffe explosives works IV, Hoo Peninsula. WWI concrete structures for drying cordite. Curtis’s and Harvey Explosive Works.

Cliffe explosives works V, Hoo Peninsula. Cliffe explosives works V, Hoo Peninsula.

Cliffe explosives works V, Hoo Peninsula with London Gateway Port. Cliffe explosives works V, Hoo Peninsula with London Gateway Port.

Container ship on the Thames from the Hoo Peninsula II. Container ship on the Thames from the Hoo Peninsula II.

Cliffe explosives works VI, Hoo Peninsula. Cliffe explosives works VI, Hoo Peninsula.

Thames Haven Oil Refinery. Thames Haven Oil Refinery.

Hamburg Süd Container ship unloading at London Gateway Port Hamburg Süd…

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Quintin Lake:

Good job I love Pylons!

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Fuk All. Dartford. Fuk All. Dartford.

No Trespassing. No Hawkers. Dartford. No Trespassing. No Hawkers. Dartford.

Littlebrook power station I. Dartford. Littlebrook power station I. Dartford.

Dartford Bridge I Dartford Bridge I.

Littlebrook power station II. Dartford. Littlebrook power station II. Dartford.

Marker, Dartford Marker, Dartford.

Littlebrook power station III. Dartford. Littlebrook power station III. Dartford.

Littlebrook power station IV. Dartford. Littlebrook power station IV. Dartford.

Dartford Bridge II Dartford Bridge II.

Dartford Bridge III Dartford Bridge III.

Procter & Gamble Soap making works, Thurrock Procter & Gamble Soap making works, Thurrock.

400 kV Thames Grid Crossing, Tallest Pylon in the UK at 190m, Greenhithe. 400 kV Thames Grid Crossing, Tallest Pylon in the UK at 190m, Greenhithe.

Pylon Detail Pylon Detail.

400 kV Thames Grid Crossing, Tallest Pylon in the UK at 190m. Kent tower frames the Essex tower, Greenhithe. 400 kV Thames Grid Crossing, Tallest Pylon in the UK at 190m. Kent tower frames the Essex tower, Greenhithe.

Maersk Labrea, Hong Kong. Tilbury Docks. Maersk Labrea, Hong Kong. Tilbury Docks.

Footpath, Northfleet Cement Works. Footpath, Northfleet Cement Works.

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Quintin Lake:

Goodbye London, Hello Kent.

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The Barking Creek tidal barrier where Barking Creek joins the River Thames. The Barking Creek tidal barrier where Barking Creek joins the River Thames.

Thames Barrier Control Zone Thames Barrier Control Zone

The Thames at Woolwich. The Thames at Woolwich.

Dagenham scrap yard. Dagenham scrap yard.

Derelict golf driving range. Derelict golf driving range.

Oil storage depot, Dagenham. Oil storage depot, Dagenham.

Crossness Pumping Station by Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver. Crossness Pumping Station by Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver.

Container depot, Dagenham Container depot, Dagenham

Crossness flood barrier. Crossness flood barrier.

Sludge processing building, Crossness. Sludge processing building, Crossness.

Crossness Sewage Treatment Works. Crossness Sewage Treatment Works.

Crossness Sewage Treatment Works serving 2 million Londoners Crossness Sewage Treatment Works serving 2 million Londoners

Riverside Resource Recovery facility in Belvedere, London. A waste to energy plant. Riverside Resource Recovery facility in Belvedere, London. A waste to energy plant.

London waste arrives by boat at the Riverside Resource Recovery facility London waste arrives by boat at the Riverside Resource Recovery facility

Disused Quay at Belvedere. Disused Quay at Belvedere.

London bus depot, Belvedere. London bus depot, Belvedere.

Lidl Distribution Centre, Belvedere Lidl Distribution Centre, Belvedere

Tesco Distribution Centre, Erith. Tesco Distribution Centre, Erith.

Quay at Erith Oil Works. Quay at Erith Oil Works.

Thames Path, Erith. Thames Path, Erith.

WW2 anti-aircraft enclosure Erith Marshes WW2 anti-aircraft enclosure Erith Marshes

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club

Darent Industrial Park. Darent Industrial Park.

Down a wandering path I have travelled. Down a wandering path I have travelled.

Darent Flood Barrier. Darent Flood Barrier.

Welcome to Kent. Welcome to Kent.

First house in Kent. First house in Kent.

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Quintin Lake:

Day One of my 10,000Km photo walk around the Coast of Britain from my sister blog http://www.theperimeter.uk

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St Paul's Cathedral, interior of the dome showing James Thornhill's painting depicting eight scenes from the life of St Paul whilst continuing an illusion of the real architectural features. St Paul’s Cathedral, interior of the dome showing James Thornhill’s painting depicting eight scenes from the life of St Paul whilst continuing an illusion of the real architectural features.

Angel Wing vents for a substation cooling system at Paternoster Square by Thomas Heatherwick Angel Wing vents for a substation cooling system at Paternoster Square by Thomas Heatherwick.

Millennium Bridge crosses the Thames in front of Tate Modern. Designed by Arup, Foster and Partners, and Anthony Caro. Millennium Bridge crosses the Thames in front of Tate Modern. Designed by Arup, Foster and Partners, and Anthony Caro.

Shad Thames walkways which criss-cross overhead originally used to move goods between warehouses Shad Thames walkways which criss-cross overhead originally used to move goods between warehouses.

Facade of City Hall, the headquarters of the Greater London Authority designed by Norman Foster Facade of City Hall, the headquarters of the Greater London Authority designed by Norman Foster.

The Cheesegrater, St Paul's, Shadwell and the Gherkin from Rotherhithe The Cheesegrater, St Paul’s, Shadwell and the Gherkin from Rotherhithe.

One Canada Square, Canary Wharf One Canada Square, Canary Wharf.

Cutty Sark, one of the last tea clippers and one of the fastest, floating on a structure by Grimshaw Architects Cutty Sark, one of the last tea clippers and one of the fastest, floating on a structure by Grimshaw Architects.

Resting at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Resting at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Interior of dome of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Interior of dome of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Great Hall, Queen's House, Greenwich by Inigo Jones, the first classical building in Britain Great Hall, Queen’s…

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I’ve spent much time in the Islamic world photographing the masterpieces of Islamic Architecture so its fascinating to see this simple and concise explanation of the geometry behind the seemingly infinitely complex designs such as these from Iran below.

Detail view of khanqah portal; muqarnas semi-dome, Shaykh 'Abd al-Samad Mosque, Natanz, Iran.

Detail view of khanqah portal; muqarnas semi-dome, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Samad Mosque, Natanz, Iran.

Interior of Dome of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Built 1603 -1618. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Interior of Dome of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Built 1603 -1618. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Dome of the main sanctuary. Imam Mosque (Masjed-e Imam), is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. Built 1611 - 1629. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

Dome of the main sanctuary. Imam Mosque (Masjed-e Imam), is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. Built 1611 – 1629. Architect: Shaykh Bahai

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