Westminster Abbey to Greenwich

The Walk in Pictures  1066 Harold’s Way, Walk 1

Monet’s Inspiration

2 Monet's Inspiration[9]

On the approach to Charing Cross Station, it is worth taking the time to cross the road and walk part way over the Hungerford footbridge.

There is a wonderful view along to Westminster from there and little has changed since Monet painted his ‘The Thames below Westminster’ in 1871– it is good for a photograph.

My walk was in bright sunlight on a summer’s day whereas Monet showed the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge on a misty spring day. They are both contrasted with the a jetty in the foreground that casts broken shadows on the river and new foliage on the trees of the Embankment to the right.

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