Instead of a tale of 2 cities, this is a photo essay on two rivers in one city. The first is obviously the Thames river. I took these photo's from our office floor in the evening, the break in the clouds was just perfect. One of the advantages of being up in the sky is that you get some fascinating views over the East End of London.
Looking east down towards the Thames Barrier (click on the photo to get a much bigger resolution)
Here, on this one you can see the cloud and glowering skies much more. I could have sat there and watched the formations all day long, but poxy work cuts into day dreaming..., closest I can come to "sitting on a dock all day, watching the tides roll away...".
Peering south, you can see Greenwich observatory but generally the thick cloud cover from the east is slowly overpowering the more established and clear cloud cover in the west. The river looks gray but calm.
Some time later, now looking east, the clouds have passed but the river is still gray and cold...
But here's the other river, the river of traffic, which pours people into the city in the morning and then pours people out in the evening. Also looking gray and cold.
Scanning to the north, there are more traffic river tributaries. The clouds have broken up, but yes, its a gray miserable day in London town.
The full slide show is here