Skipper

Skipper

Posted on 07/04/2015


Photo taken on June 18, 2015



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Camden Town
narrow boat
Regent's Canal


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Regent's Canal, London

Regent's Canal, London
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“Regent's Canal is a canal across an area just north of central London, England. It provides a link from the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal, just north-west of Paddington Basin in the west, to the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames in east London. The canal is 13.8 kilometres (8.6 miles) long.”

While in London I had a lovely long walk along the banks of the Regent’s canal from Camden town lock to Paddington station. In spite of it passing through central London the walk is a very quiet and little attended one. The best part of it, where most of the narrow boats are berthed is called “Little Venice”. They should have called it Little Amsterdam instead, in my opinion…

Here you can see the canal at Camden Town lock. This gentleman is waiting for the lock to be opened and so go on his journey towards East and the river Thames. Willingly he might continue his navigation up the river Thames and reach Oxford where our friend Iris lives…

Nora Caracci VERY BUSY, Mackedwars, Ecobird, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


15 comments - The latest ones
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nicely captured, the man looks to be a bit of a character.
3 years ago.
Skipper
Skipper
Surely he was... you know many people living in a narrow boat are some kind of "fringe" people.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Well seen and taken.
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Very authentic image, beautifully composed!
3 years ago.
StoneRoad2013
StoneRoad2013
Nice one !
3 years ago.
Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Really Little Venice, I like this shot.
3 years ago.
Isisbridge
Isisbridge
Nice English scene. There's also an interesting market near here.
I hope he finds this "Iris", whoever she may be!
3 years ago.
Skipper has replied to Isisbridge
Yes, I've seen and photographed the C.T. market (and passed through it unscathed (:-).
Iris is a friend of mine who lives in Oxford, maybe you have met her once or twice (:-).
3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Skipper
No, I don't know any Iris. Only those that grow by the River Isis.
3 years ago.
Skipper has replied to Isisbridge
"Only those that grow by the River Isis."
Exactly so! She lives by the river Isis... (:-)
3 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Un nomade de l'eau, durant mon enfance ai vécu sur un bateau !
Merci du partage !
3 years ago.
Graciel·la Vidal
Graciel·la Vidal
A gentleman with mid-cut trousers and sneakers ...
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Lovely shot Skipper. Is he dressed for style or comfort I wonder? Lol!
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Nice looking boat
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
questa me l'ero persa ... simpatica scena e ottimo lavoro come sempre.
ci farò un pensierino la prossima volta che andrò a Londra, grazie delle info !
3 years ago.