Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge

Week 36 – 42. Silhouette


Turks boatyard runs river trips between Richmond and Hampton Court. The boatyard is in Kingston on Thames. Below is the image for the theme and another image of the ‘Yarmouth Belle’ which is in the Boatyard for the winter.

“Turk Launches stand proudly as one of Kingston’s longest family run businesses. Established in 1710, they have over the centuries built boats for royalty as well as export pleasure craft around the world.

Now run by 4th generation Richard Turk, their striking fleet of boats cruise thousands of passengers each year to the riversides of Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court.

2012 saw their two most glamorous boats, the Yarmouth Belle and New Southern Belle take part in the Diamond Jubilee Royal Pageant – see interview with Sky News here. And then just two months later, they led the Olympic Torch flotilla from Hampton Court Palace, along with the Royal Row Barge Gloriana. Watch here



Week 36-42.Silhouette

6 thoughts on “Week 36 – 42. Silhouette

  1. I like the ‘feel’ this photo has — well done!


  2. Great composition Trudie. Would be lovely to take a ride on the Thames in one of their boats.

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  3. Great choice for the photo – unusual name isnt it! – I didnt know this history – I remember the Queen on the boat however for her Diamond Jubilee, Very interesting!

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  4. The silhouette is great — also enjoyed the history of the Turks Boatyard —

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