The Bridge - Burgess Park by Victoria limerick

Unlike most other parks in London, Burgess Park was carved out of a highly built-up area of the city. Virtually all the land now occupied by the park was previously housing, industry and transport infrastructure. The idea for Burgess Park came out of the 1943 Abercrombie plan for open spaces in London, and the land has been gradually assembled and landscaped over the subsequent decades, first by the London County Council, then the Greater London Council, and since the mid-1980s, the London Borough of Southwark. An important stage in the construction of the park was the closure of the Grand Surrey Canal in the early 1970s, which terminated at Addington Wharf on Walworth Road. The Canal served the Surrey Commercial Docks, and the area near Camberwell was full of 19th century streets, houses and industrial buildings (including a ginger beer factory), many of which had suffered heavy bomb damage during WWII.

Triple HDR image(+2 0 -2) tone mapped in photomatix, taken on a Nikon D5000


  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormalmost 4 years ago

    Love the history and truly love your effective capture! Bravo, bravo!!!…)o(

  • Thank you so much Druidstorm I was amazed by the history of the park too, it is a little run down but in the process of being improved so l’ll be back with my camera though sadly l think the old bridge will go as nobody uses it as it stands alone in a field.

    – Victoria limerick

  • Andrew (ark photograhy art)
    Andrew (ark ph...almost 4 years ago

    Lovely shot, cheers Andrew

  • Thank you Andrew

    – Victoria limerick

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice work Victoria.

  • Thank you Luke

    – Victoria limerick

  • Franck Balestracci
    Franck Balestr...almost 4 years ago

    so intense atmosphere in this image…Beautiful !

  • Thank you Franck it is an interesting park with a few historic buildings in it.

    – Victoria limerick

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Bradley

    – Victoria limerick

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Philip

    – Victoria limerick

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    nice hdr

  • Thank you George

    – Victoria limerick

  • Loretta Marvin
    Loretta Marvinalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Loretta

    – Victoria limerick

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