Taming the Thames

Constructing the Victoria Embankment on the north bank of the River Thames in London: an image analysed by Roger Hudson.

Click on image to enlargeThis view of Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames, looking downstream towards the dome of St Paul’s, was taken a year or two after the start of one of the great feats of Victorian civil engineering, the building of the Victoria Embankment, visible in the right half of the picture.

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