London’s dark river and its secrets

Over three months, photographer Stefan Wermuth walked along the banks of the Thames, photographing the river and the abandoned objects exposed by the receding tide.

London’s River Thames has been the lifeblood of the British capital since the city’s origins as a Roman garrison town around 2,000 years ago. The river was the artery through which the world’s trade passed at the height of the British Empire, and its banks were lined with factories that drove the Industrial Revolution but left its waters biologically dead. (Reuters)

Photography by Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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