Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Return to the Regent's Canal

The Regent's Canal is a branch of the Grand Union that runs across North and East London from Paddington to Limehouse. Last month i walked along it from Kings Cross to the Islington Tunnel. Last weekend i picked up from where i left off and walked the canal up to Victoria Park, in doing so crossing Islington, Shoreditch, Hoxton and a few other hipster areas. The walk was one of great contrasts, swanky new developments alongside crumbling remnants of an earlier industrial age. Lots of joggers and cyclists too, its a very busy canal indeed! Here you can see my photos on Flickr.

Maybe later in the year i will walk the final leg to Limehouse. Interestingly about 1/4 of the way through my walk the battery on my venerable old Olympus compact camera run out so i continued using my iPhone, to be honest i think the iPhone photos are better in many ways (what do you think, the last of the 4 below is with the compact, the others iPhone). Maybe its time to retire the compact and just stick to my DSLR and the phone...

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