Monday, 20 January 2014

The Oracle


Today I am showing you the River Kennet as it passes through the Oracle shopping center in Reading. Here we look towards the London Street road bridge (the arch you see through the near bridge). The building you see on the left is the Blade.

 Looking the other direction towards the footbridge at the center. During the recent floods all the area you see on either side of the river was under water
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  1. Wow, the flooding aounds like it was awful.. Glad everything is back to normal now. Looks like a pretty shopping area! Have a happy week!

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    1. I think it was, the Kennet here flows into the Thames further along past the Blade so it backs up

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  2. Glad to see your water is receding. That's amazing the water got so high!

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    1. This was just before Christmas so hopefully it looks like this again now

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  3. Nice pictures - I have just started reading a book called Silt Road which is about following a river, many of the sections of the river flow through urban areas like this - the river starts near High Wycombe.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. High Wycombe is to the north of Reading There is a river or somthing flows from there called the River Wye and somthing called the Dyke, seems to join the Thames

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  4. Hari OM
    Crikey, that would have dampened the market a bit... YAM xx

    (PS - Dunoon mugs are manufactured in Stone, Staffordshire...sad but true.)

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    1. Yes it would have. Never knew that about Danoon

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  5. There is so much going on beside the river as it flows through such a busy town. Good to see the river has receded.

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    1. I need to get a photo on a sunny day, those look a little grim

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  6. I'm afraid climate variability is wreaking havoc on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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    1. Your not wrong there, least it is sunny today here

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  7. I like the look of this shopping area.

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    1. That is mostly places to eat along this area but over to the right of the second photos is the shopping cerntre (mall) where I'm sure you would enjoy going round

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  8. The buildings seem to be built very close to the river.

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    1. There is one called Holy Brook which flows under the shopping centre by the place does not get flooded

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  9. Isn't it funny how all the new buildings have such sharp names now, the shard, the cheese grater, and this one... the blade! It's such a relief that the rain has ceased and the rivers are receding slightly.

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    1. Yes your right about the names. The photo was taken before Christmas but it's good the floods are now subsiding

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  10. It is so beautiful there. Such a lovely city.

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    1. It looks nicer on a sunny day or in the spriing & summer as for city they is something Reading would like to be called, it still a town

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  11. interesting. I remember seeing this place before. Maybe on your blog. :) I liket what seems to be lamps or something.

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    1. Not sure I've shown this before but there are photos of the place around.

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  12. Wow! Did the flooding last long? I heard that the U.S. east coast is expecting a blizzard. I hope none of that weather system turns into rain for you.

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  13. Yep. Crikey.
    UK buildings are amazing. Beautiful part of the world.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  14. Even without the sun, it's a beautiful view!

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