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Romance has lived too long upon this river
"Romance has lived too long upon this river; a single-serving web page that tells you how high the tide is at London Bridge: explicitly close up, but also, roughly, at a glance.

The scale runs from zero metres (low tide is typically around 1m deep at London Bridge) to 7.6m (this is around the peak for Spring tides, so if the water fills the screen you know it’s a big one).

The Thames and its related activities are of course the Hello World of real-time data, but I also wanted this to be useful. So Romance… also serves as a weather forecast, warning you if you need to wrap up or take a brolly when you go out."

[Text from: http://shorttermmemoryloss.com/portfolio/project/romance-has-lived-too-long-upon-this-river/ ]

[via: http://magicalnihilism.com/2010/12/29/romance-has-lived-too-long-upon-this-river/ ]
london  visualization  river  weather  art  ambient  forecasting  tides  Thames 
january 2011 by robertogreco

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