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Sunday, 1 February 2009

February Theme Day - Paths & Passages

London's canals were once commercial highways on water. Building Regent's canal was suggested in 1801, but suffered many setbacks including lack of funds, lack of a decent designer and embezzlement of funds. Hmm all sounds a bit like the current banking sector. It finally was opened in 1822. Then a new set of problems. The railways were taking business away from the canals. History sounding familiar again? You're more likely to be run down by a cyclist along the towpath these days.
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21 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

This was your superhighway. I guess we had them here too.

Tanya said...

History always seems to repeat itself...beautiful photo and love the little doggie :)

Jilly said...

Great idea to photograph a canal. I was only expecting that in Amsterdam! Super shot with the dog - perfect for Theme Day. I love your commentary...too right.

Hilda said...

At least it looks like a lovely place for a walk (except for the graffiti, that is). I like the dog too :)

Happy Theme Day!

Sharon said...

This is a great shot with the little dog running down the path.

Lavenderlady said...

I could walk on this path

Eki Akhwan said...

the low angle and moment you chose are just perfect, MO. the composition is also marvelous.

marley said...

I like the curve in this photo. And that dog has you in his sights!

Hyde DP said...

great shot - you will defintely like what I have lined up for tomorrow

V y Yo said...

Love your blog!!! the picture is great!! looks green, inviting, even cold but with the happy dog, it makes you feel like walking there!!!!!!!!

Antjas said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog today! I would love to cycle along this towpath. I promise not to run you over. These canals were also great settings for British murder mysteries including those of Sherlock Holmes.

PJ said...

Mo, I'm fascinated by your history of the evolution of transportation in London. And now you have to pay to bring your car into the city? Great photo for theme day.

Ham said...

We're supposed to ring our bells twice on the cycle path, but I agree most people don't, and even when we do pedestrians often don't move. I just don't ride on towpaths.

Ruby said...

I can see why it's popular with cyclists - I love cycling by water, very nice and peaceful.

Babooshka said...

Coming from Birmingham I am always drawn to canals. Love the curve and the dog coming towards you.

lachezar said...

A striking image with dog and human in just right places! Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.
Cheers!

Susie of Arabia said...

I would love to ride a bicycle along this path!!!

White Oleander said...

What a cute dog:)

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