Circle Line Finished, District Crippled, some Northern, TfL Run Project   1 comment

 

Friday entailed another race against the setting sun on a TfL Run Project trot, this time starting at Embankment. The actual route is here:

 

 

 

Missed the Underground Roundel fro Kennington on this map…drink and/or drugs may have been involved

 

Sticking to The Embankment, the next station was Temple.

 

 

Embankment

Temple

 

On the segment to Blackfriars, a winged stallion on a gate startled me…I was certain, just moments before, that I was the only winged stallion on the Thames Path.

 

 

 

At Blackfriars, the path to Mansion House and Cannon Street veered inland a bit.

 

 

Blackfriars

Mansion House

Cannon Street

 

 

Leaving Cannon Street, I was now finished with the Circle Line and one, small segment shy of completing the District:

 

 

 

 

 

Avoiding the foot traffic in The City is difficult at the best of times. I took some alleyways to get to Bank Station where I started working on some of the Northern Line:

 

 

Bank

 

 

 

 

Crossing London Bridge, the Thames looked especially busy (but, there was a nice view of HMS Belfast and the Tower Bridge).

 

 

 

The next 1½ miles yielded the most congested pavements of the evening. London Bridge and Borough Stations passed easily enough, though.

 

London Bridge

Borough

 

 

Just after Borough, I took a cider break at the Gladstone Arms. Then, straight down to Elephant & Castle.

 

 

 

Elephant & Castle 1

 

I stood by the Faraday monument in the roundabout to take a photo of the station, but just the other side was a different entrance to the same station (assuming the first one serves the Northern Line and the 2nd the Bakerloo).

 

 

Elephant & Castle 2

 

 

The shopping centre’s Elephant & Castle could use some fresh paint.

 

 

 

I took a wrong turn and had to loop back to Kennington Station but approaching it from an unplanned angle yielded a new perspective on its dome:

 

 

Kennington

 

Close enough to my finish, I stopped for another beverage at the Ship before heading past North Lambeth Station to Waterloo.

 

 

Waterloo

The full system map after tonight’s run:

 

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