Chelsea Embankment in 2006 - 21st Century

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Chelsea Embankment in 2006 - 21st Century

This photograph of Chelsea Embankment shows the section between Chelsea Old Church and Albert Bridge. It is unusually empty of traffic. Normally it is packed with traffic. It is one of London's major thoroughfares. The red lines on the road indicate that it is a Red Route.

In the background Albert Bridge can be seen. This is considered by many as the most beautiful bridge crossing the Thames. On the opposite bank one of the many blocks of luxury flats that line the Thames today can be seen. Recently the council has restored all the original street furniture including the lamps and seats. One the far left a glimpse of the Embankment Gardens can be seen.

These were created as a barrier between the new road and the elegant houses along Cheyne Walk.

Copyright: J W Rogers
Location of original: VMCD

See also:

Virtual Museum – The History of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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