Saturday Snapshots #153

by Jeanne on July 30, 2011

in London Life, Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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Regents Canal towpath, London – October 2010


The Regent’s Canal is a canal which links Limehouse Basin on the Thames to the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal in North London.  It provides many kilometres relatively tranquil towpath walking or cycling in the middle of a city, and some quintessentially London views like this one.   The structure on the left is a fas holder – a large container where natural gas is stored almost at atmospheric pressure and at ambient temperature.  The clever design means that the volume of the container follows the quantity of stored gas (in other words it expands upward as it is filled with more gas).  But it is their delicate Victorian metal frames silhouetted against the sky that have come to symbolise London to me.


This is part of a series of non-food photographs published every Saturday on CookSister.  Previously featured photographs can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshots archive pages. Photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store, or even as high-quality A3-size calendarsIf you want a custom calendar with your own selection of photos, starting with any month (not only January), please e-mail me and we can discuss your requirements.  They make great gifts, for friends, family or for yourself.



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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Paz July 31, 2011 at 3:45 am

Very nice shot! Thanks for visiting my blog. ;-)


Andrew July 31, 2011 at 8:49 pm

London – such a vibrant, fascinating, varied place. Center of the world in my opinion.


Firefly August 1, 2011 at 7:42 am

Very interesting shot. It had my attention immediately… after the boerewors picture in the next picture though


Krista August 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I love unique places to walk like this. :-) I’ve never been to London, but one day I shall. And how I will walk then. :-)


Kit August 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

So many things that I never did when I lived in London… and this is one of them. I hardly ever went near the canals, but it’s lovely to visit them now from the other side of the world!


Somerset wedding gal February 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm

My sister lives so near where that snapshot was taken! You’ve captured it at a stunning angle, nice one.


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