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A London River Walk: Putney Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge - Little Observationist
Cemeteries capped the beginning and end of a long rainy walk one Saturday from Fulham to Hammersmith and back again, a loop that took me along the Thames and home via Ravenscourt Park. Juggling a camera and an umbrella is not ideal, but I managed to take a few photos anyway. Sometimes rain makes you see the world a bit differently, bringing dripping branches, sleek reflective surfaces and making it easier to look down more often than up. After wandering through the historical gravestones near All Saint’s Church, I hit the familiar trail that runs along the edge of the Thames on one side and the leafy Bishop’s Park on the other. The green railings dripped water onto already wet leaves piled up against the edge for kicking through while the wind whipped against my umbrella. The park was empty, but a few dedicated joggers passed me on the river path. Once I reached the edge of the park, I veered off now and then from the river path, following sleepy side streets that were more colourful than I expected. Red berries littered the ground beneath a tree. I spotted a few colourful doors and walked beneath an arbour partially covered with leaves …