Shepherd's Hill, Earley The A4, London Road, climbs the hill out of Reading. The houses on either side are served by parallel roads. The site of Earley Power Station is on the right after the first group of houses.
Reading half marathon Reading half marathon is apparently the third most popular half marathon in the country. It is usually run about a month before the London marathon so is a good training event for that one. The route in West Reading via Russell Street, Tilehurst Road, Liebenrood Road, Bath Road and Coley Avenue means that part of Reading is cut off whilst it is on, so the only thing to do is to go and watch.
This is Bath Road at the railway bridge looking eastbound about 10 minutes before the first runners come through. The runners will be on the left heading away from us. Two lanes have been made available on the right for traffic from Berkeley Avenue to Southcote Lane and vice versa. It is never usually as quiet as this. I hope the lady in red is not waiting for a bus.
Oxford Road, Reading This major arterial route on the western side of town is somewhat cluttered with street furniture in the view towards the Reading West railway bridge.
Reading Bridge Two narrowboats head out of Caversham Lock cut and under Reading Bridge.
Caversham Bridge on the Thames
Caversham Bridge Late evening winter scene
Wildfowl at Caversham Bridge Showing the southern half of the bridge which consists of two symmetrical arches.
The River Thames, Reading Looking downstream to Caversham Bridge. The scene looks tranquil on a summer's evening. However, the river was threateningly high following the rain that had fallen four days earlier. In this part of Reading the river did no worse than lap onto the towpath.
Reading Bridge Viewed from the southern bank on the west side.
The A33, Reading A brief quiet moment on the road as we look towards the centre of the town. The spire belongs to the church of St Giles, which is at the northern edge of the grid-square.
The A33, Reading Queuing traffic as it reaches its junction with the Inner Distribution Road, the A329. This road has replaced Basingstoke Road, now the B3031, as the main route into the town from the south.
Pell Street. Reading A stretch of the A4 with the spire of St Giles's church behind.
Kings Road, 1979 The Huntley and Palmers office block has been demolished and the site is currently occupied by The Prudential <a href='http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/633458'>SU7273 : King's Road, Reading</a>.
Service 100 was a special service which ran for 3 days to celebrate 100 years of 'The Main Line', running then as today between Oxford Road and Wokingham Road. Originally operating as a horse tramway between the Barracks and Cemetery Junction, it was operated successively by electric trams, trolleybuses - which saw the extension the route to Tilehust in the west and Three Tuns in the east in the 1930s - and finally motorbuses, which even today run to the same terminal points as the trolleybuses.
King's Road, Reading The bus lane makes for a speedy passage into the town centre for public transport users whilst private vehicles queue on London Road. The viewpoint is opposite the college. The colourful apartments are at the junction with Queen's Road.
London Road, Reading At the foot of Kendrick Road. The house on the right is Kendrick View and dates from the mid to late 18th century. It is now home to a dental practice.
Whitley Street, Reading A parade of shops on the east side of Whitley Street in Reading, Berks.
Inner Distribution Road The snow seemed to particularly affect Northern Hampshire and Berkshire on this evening. This is the Inner Distribution Road, that is not distributing anything this evening. People I met later said they spent three hours travelling half an mile by car. Walking was definitely the best option.
Inner Distribution Road The snow seemed to particularly affect Northern Hampshire and Berkshire on this evening. This is the Inner Distribution Road, that is not distributing anything this evening. People I met later said they spent three hours travelling half an mile by car.
Inner Distribution Road The snow seemed to particularly affect Northern Hampshire and Berkshire on this evening. This is the Inner Distribution Road, that is not distributing anything this evening. People I met later said they spent three hours travelling half a mile by car. Walking was definitely the best option.
Traffic under the bridge The traffic queueing up along the Caversham Road, most likely on its way to The Oracle shopping centre.
Inner Distribution Road This is Reading's inner ring road, the IDR as it is usually known. It was built in 1970 and many houses were demolished to create it, as was the planning norm then. There have been various plans to break what is now a collar throttling the expansion of Reading town centre. To the left is the Chatham Place development, and one plan was to deck over this section to create an urban square, but the slip roads would have caused a problems. Another plan was to make the route one-way, giving extra space for cycles and pedestrians, but this has also been abandoned. To the right is Adelphi House, the Reading job centre. Mentioning this probably means I shall be emailed with lots of questions about employment now!
Caversham Road Taken from Oxford Road bridge
The Inner Distribution Road, Reading The sun comes out after rain highlighting spray on the dual carriageway south of the bridge on Oxford Road.
Caversham Road, Reading Looking down on this part of the 'Inner Distribution Road' from the Chatham Street/Friar Street roundabout. The traffic is being held up by the lights at the junction with Great Knollys Street, beyond which you can just make out the railway bridge.
A329 approaching cemetry junction, ReadingOriginally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 10, 2009 by A303Chris
Reading West Railway Bridge, Oxford Road, Reading
Reading Inner Distribution Road, looking south from the Oxford Road bridge