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Last of the Tall Ships

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Photo by L Katiyo

After the excitement of the Parade of Sail and the Greenwich Tall Ships Festival , life will slowly get back to normal and the river will seem strangely quiet and desolate.  I was very fortunate in my quest to report the activities of the last few days to have the assistance of regular contributors L Katiyo and Eric Pemberton.

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

As one last feature on the Tall ships , I would like to feature some of their photographs that captured the once in a generation event.

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 Photo by L Katiyo

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

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 Photo by L Katiyo

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

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Photo by L Katiyo

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

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Photo by L Katiyo

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Photo by Eric Pemberton

The Parade of Sail at Blackwall

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The wonderful sight of  around 50 Tall ships  going down the  Thames was too good an opportunity to miss, but rather than watch them at Greenwich I decided to watch them pass the old Maritime area of Blackwall .

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For centuries this stretch of water was famous for its shipbuilding and safe anchorage.

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It was also a major demarcation and embarkation point for millions of people.

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The Greenwich Festival was the largest fleet  of Tall Ships in London for 25 years.

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Lets hope its not another 25 years before they return.

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