Saturday, 10 January 2015

An Early Morning Urban Wander around Hammersmith and Fulham, London

This is my first post of 2015, so Happy New Year everyone. My first Urban Wander of 2015 took me back to some familiar territory, but as always I spotted new things and things that had changed since my last visit.

The first picture is all about change. The last time I saw this building at Queen's Wharf, it was boarded up, awaiting demolition. My blog post from a few months ago has some pictures before the demolition started. Now the demolition seems well underway and no doubt this will soon become another new, residential development, wiping out all traces of the former industries that used to line the banks of the Thames, leaving just the names to preserve the memory.

Demolition underway at Queen's Wharf, Hammersmith, London
Demolition underway at Queen's Wharf, Hammersmith, London

This café looked tempting, but alas my schedule did not allow me sufficient time to visit. Maybe next time.

Café Plum, Chancellor's Street, Hammersmith, London
Café Plum, Chancellor's Street, Hammersmith, London

This next picture is of the old Harrod's Furniture Depository, which is now residential. I have taken pictures of this magnificent building before, but it took on a whole different persona is the early morning sun.

Harrod's Furniture Depository, Fulham, London
Harrod's Furniture Depository, Fulham Reach, London

This next picture is the view looking along the River Thames towards Fulham and Putney, You can just make out Craven Cottage in the distance.

River Thames, looking towards Fulham and Putney, London
River Thames, looking towards Fulham and Putney, London

Palace Wharf was build in 1907 and initially started its life for importing marble, later a plaster works making architectural mouldings, and more recently artist studios.

Palace Wharf, Fulham Reach, London
Palace Wharf, Fulham Reach, London

Another view of the Harrod's Furniture Depository, with the remains of some sort of dock or pontoon in the foreground.

Harrod's Furniture Depository, Fulham Reach, London
Harrod's Furniture Depository, Fulham Reach, London

And we end with a little bit of urban decay and abandonment. I do wonder if this shops is actually still open as I did not peer around the corner, and the signage still looks current and intact.

Boarded up shop, Petley Road, Fulham, London
Boarded up shop, Petley Road, Fulham, London

    

2 comments:

  1. It was a delight follow along your wanderings. I wish I could have had a peek at the Plum Cafe's menu!

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