Saturday Snapshots #153

RegentsCanalGraffiti © J Horak-Druiff 2011

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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  1. says

    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!