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Train on The Bridge

July 21, 2017

Following train on the bridge,  let me take this opportunity to thank you for all the “LIKES” and comments that I have received at many of my posts.

I want to start out by saying thank you for all the “LIKES” and comments that I have received at many of my posts.  To those of you who did so, your kind words and thoughts mean the world to me.  I can see that a lot of you share the same love of blogging that I do.  And thank you to all bloggers who have joined me and together we are a worldwide community!DSC_0038Since the dawn of the morning has been catching up with us one hour earlier, summer is also through, we will be on the way to autumn very soon.  I keep my windows open to feel the fresh cool wind that blows in before the sun takes the blue sky.  It’s getting rather cooler, that at last some of the summer flowers are still blooming.  Although it’s such a pretty season, I don’t really like the heatwaves.  I prefer spring and autumn since the weather is mild and cool.  But well summer is to enjoy for at least once a year, the sun is out, the sky is blue, let’s embrace it. DSC_0032A week ago I visited the Richmond Borough upon Thames.  It is one of the loveliest little town of West London and daily life is very lively, busy and everyone was doing their own things. DSC_0064I took a walk down the residential area behind the town high streets where there are pubs, restaurants, and not forgetting the “Green,” that caters for families when the sun is out, everyone comes out to chill on the “Green.” DSC_0017

DSC_0010The wisteria is one of my favourite flowers of the season, I snapped some pictures of homes with the beautiful wisterias takings its space to prepare for the blooms and most probably they might bloom in the autumn. Or you know something, I still cannot understand which months of the year that Wisterias blooms.  I’ve got to find that out.DSC_0018Not the famous London Eye, but the “Richmond Eye” is watching your trails.DSC_0007

DSC_0065Richmond is a lovely little town with two “Odeon” cinemas. They have great tastes of restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs to choose from at how you want to spend your day if you are spending some days in Richmond.  You will also find some great designer shops for fashion clothing.  It is a great place to stay if you are spending a holiday in London.  They have beautiful hotel up to 5 stars and this little town, from its every corners, you are only minutes’ walk to its train station with links to Central London, Heathrow and connection to all parts of North, South, East Or West of London and the whole of England.  Its night life is amazing and busy. DSC_0044

DSC_0047.JPGRichmond Borough is a well-kept protected borough.  It is a place where many of the members of parliament lives, and actors and actresses made their homes.  It is a very quiet westernised town where upper working class families lives. DSC_0052

DSC_0026It residential areas are acquainted with lovely stone houses scattered behind lush green vegetation.  The tranquillity and beautiful nature abides and who wouldn’t want to live in Richmond.DSC_0025

DSC_0004As I followed my trail, I finally arrived at the River bank.  With boats blooming on the river, people were also blooming under the hot sun of the Richmond River.    And beautiful homes stand right on the river banks.DSC_0045

DSC_0042And the Twickenham Railway Bridge is a fantastic scene that crosses above the River Thames which travels to and from London.  I wasn’t too happy after I left the bridge behind me, since I wanted to capture a train passing by, but well as I turned back to walk down the other end of the river, I heard some noise, I knew I needed to snap a pic of that train from Twickenham to Richmond Station going to Central London.  It may be train on the track, but well, my camera was ready and I got the chance of a lifetime, I am now sharing with you “train on the bridge” that I thought it would not happened. DSC_0046A boat trip is well worth the visit.  It is less than £20.00 a return trip.  I have always done boat trips every consecutive summer.  I haven’t done one since last summer, but will surely have one soon.  My daughter celebrated her birthday yesterday, and this weekend our boat trip will take its toll.  Just cannot wait for this adventure.DSC_0049

DSC_0035.JPG“Boats for Hire” – if you want to go kayaking on the river, you won’t miss a chance to rent a kayak.DSC_0067Exploring the River Thames, is a beautiful experience, there are lots to see along the river, from homes on the river bank, to pubs, to trail walks, animals and beautiful foliage. DSC_0069

DSC_0055If you have never been, I am giving you a glimpse of our famous Richmond Bridge, it is one of the most beautiful landmark of West London and Richmond. DSC_0054



DSC_0061Arrived at the entrance to the other side of the Bridge – a continuation of the River Walk, which I did not take chance to continue since I have been previously.  (above picture)DSC_0063You may want to have delicious meal under our famous Richmond Bridge, the “Tides Table Cafes” will cater this speciality for you.  Don’t pass it by, go in and try and create your own experience of having been to Richmond Borough Upon Thames.DSC_0062

DSC_0068Well, I am on top of the Bridge and view of the river is amazing.  And a glimpse of the railway bridge in the distance is fantastic, with “no train on the track.” (above picture)DSC_0066Well I am now leaving Richmond town behind me – (above picture). DSC_0077

DSC_0078On my way down the bridge, I made some amazing pictures of gardens with beautiful foliage, and homes standing and overlooking for the river. DSC_0082








DSC_0091Thank you for visiting Richmond together with me.  Wasn’t the walk along the river fantastic?  (Below is the view from the Bridge – the sun was out and the sky was blue).DSC_0070Next time you are in London, do not forget to visit Richmond, or live in Richmond if you are visiting London.  You will always remember the experience of the most beautiful part of West London.DSC_0033Pictures and words are my properties!


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    August 16, 2017 at 04:03

    What a lovely walk through this beautiful part of the city! Your pictures are delightful!

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      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      August 16, 2017 at 04:14

      I love walking along the river. I love watching the movements and reactions of people. There are lots of words there to write. I always sit down somewhere among the streams, and I note down phrases of life unfolding truthfully – reality is important when writing.

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        August 20, 2017 at 05:10

        The love is evident.

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          French Shabby Chic Cabane

          August 20, 2017 at 15:27

          Thank you so much.

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    Ann Fields

    August 9, 2017 at 04:34

    What a picture perfect town! A peaceful river; bight, colorful foliage; and interesting buildings. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Richmond.

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      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      August 9, 2017 at 21:59

      You make me smile! Richmond is really a sweet little town and Richmond itself is the name of the borough of Richmond Upon Thames which comprises of Twickenham, Richmond, Teddington, Hampton, Strawberry Hill, and some more to name. It is a very beautiful borough that stands on the River Thames. And plus the most famous and world’s biggest Rugby Stadium stands in Twickenham. It is a very interesting Borough with a beautiful history.

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    L. T. Garvin, Author

    July 30, 2017 at 04:36

    What gorgeous photos, Juli! I also enjoyed getting to view the pretty town, lovely, green plantings and the river shots. I hope to get to go to England someday, it’s on my list. Wisteria also grows where I live, and here, the blooming season is in April. Beautiful post!

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    Carol Balawyder

    July 28, 2017 at 01:42

    In the early 70’s I spent a summer doing research in London. Your post with its beautiful photos brought back sweet memories. Thanks. 🙂 I never got to visit Richmond but wish I had. It’s such a lovely town.

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      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      July 28, 2017 at 02:01

      Nice to hear that you visited London, been long time ago and I am sure in the 70’s there were great things around that we don’t see today. I was still a baby since I am 70’s child – wow! Richmond is a beautiful borough, beautiful hotels and not far from Heathrow Airport, just like 20-30 minutes’ drive, depending on the traffic. Welcome to Richmond Upon Thames!

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    July 25, 2017 at 13:15

    this pretty town looks so fabulous, thank you so much dear for sharing wonderful images

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      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      July 25, 2017 at 20:31

      Thank you Anita for stopping by. It was great to read from you.

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    D. Wallace Peach

    July 22, 2017 at 14:07

    What a pretty town. I’m partial to all the green and the flowers, but also the clusters of colorful boats on the river. Beautiful pictures, Juli. Thanks for taking me along for the walk. I wish I was there with you in person. 🙂

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      French Shabby Chic Cabane

      July 22, 2017 at 17:06

      hah Diana. If you were there, we would of course continued the way further down, it would have been a much more exciting trail – wow, how did we missed that? hahaha. I am glad that you enjoyed the walk with me. Have a lovely Sunday! Here is all wet, rainy, damp!

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