Seldom seen part of London - Little Venice, Grand Union Canal, Camden Town and Lock

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  1. dllb

    dllb TPF Noob!

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    There is a really neat part of London that not many tourists go to, as I don't think many people are aware of it, and it is off the beaten path. I have been lucky enough to have seen a fair amount of London and I have to admit this was one of the most enjoyable parts of London that I have been to.

    These were taken in January so it wasnÂ’t too green.


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    Part of the Canals


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    Drawing a crowd.


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    A park beside the canal. World Cup material?


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    I really liked the way the barges were painted, especially this one.


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    The houses along the canals were pretty nice.


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    Back to the boats.


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    This place was on a street that was just off the canal, to the left of the cafe. It must have been quite the effort to build it.


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    I get the distinct feeling that it was not the low rent district.


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    A few other places just down the street.


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    Further along the canal. I didn't see any boats in this area so don't think they are using this part. Some very nice places in a very nice setting.


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    The canal runs behind the zoo.


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    At this point, the canal runs off to the left just past the bridge in the picture above, into a very different area with boats again


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    Moving towards Camden Town and Locks


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    A boat in the locks at Camden town


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    Just past the locks and into Camden Town. Some parts were just a bit different.


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    Awesome photo's! I also liked that they were parts of London that you don't see photographed often if at all. Great job!
     
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    Awesome series! Way too many to pick a fave but I loved all the boats on the canal. Are most of the boats privately owned and used as homes? I know Dave Gilmour has a barge he lives on and has a small recording studio aboard. Very interesting shots! Well done...
     
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    Love the photo's. Great series here, and it honestly makes me want to go there and ride on one of the boats;) haha.
     
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    Wow, thanks for sharing those shots! It was like my own personal tour of London, I really liked the way you had captioned them it made them all the more interesting!
    I liked so many of your shots that I can't pick just one or two to praise.
    Brilliant set!
     
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    Sorry, I am not aware of the status of the ownership of the barges, but I can say without any reservation that it is well worth the walk. It really is such an under rated and unknown area of London. Hope I don't ruin it.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What an enjoyable photo series. I like all your pics, and with some I had to think "Hey, like Little Amsterdam right there in London" (though the houseboats on the Amsterdam Grachten look different, I do admit) ... if I would need to point out a favourite, it would be the capture of the nicely painted barge with the dancing couple ... the reflection on which is also so neatly included in the frame!

    Maybe I should direct the planners of the TPF UK Meet-Up in London on 2 + 3 September to this thread ... they might consider putting this part into their planning?

    And I will move this from Landscape and Nature to the General Gallery, since - although there is a lot of nature to be see, considering it is LONDON, after all! - it is not QUITE what we would have here ... so the General Gallery it is, ok? ;)
     
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    Absolutely and thank you for your comments.
     

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