However, the collective knowledge of the gathered gongoozlers soon put them right.
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
The reason is six new buildings going up alongside the canal, in a development called Merchant Square. There will be offices, shops, restaurants, and a health club, as well as lots of flats. There will also be a new waterside square, not surprisingly called Merchant Square. There's a website with lots of information, include a film and a 3D image of how the area will look when it's all done.
The good news is that boats seem to feature quite a lot: they're in the film and moorings are shown in all the plans. I'm not so sure about the strapline though: "Adding water to the West End". Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that the water had been there for some time -- and it's the buildings that are new.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Of course the chances of me going over the bridge coinciding with a narrowboat going underneath are minimal. Which explains why it has taken more than seven years to happen.
But today, as I drove over Hammersmith Bridge at 1.30pm, a green and yellow narrowboat called May was approaching, heading upstream. There were a couple of people on the back deck, and another couple at the bow.
Of course I didn't have my camera with me, and I couldn't really have taken a picture while driving anyway. Now I'm wondering if it will take another seven years before such a coincidence happens again.