Category Archives: Canal

Walking To The Dentist

22-01-19

It was lovely and bright this morning as I set out to the dentists surgery, another filling, only two more to go. Arrived in town early so decided to walk the rest of the way along the path by the River Soar and Grand Union Canal, an area I haven’t visited for many years, what a change, new paths, green areas, and apartment blocks of course. I had my Sigma DP1 with me, and for a change could use it at 200 asa because it was so sunny. As I arrived back at home the clouds rolled in and it tried to snow.

The Canal
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Old River Soar and Great Central Railway (Remains Of)
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You Are Here Map
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Apartments, Apartments, Apartments
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More Apartments
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I quite like these as they have restored an old factory building, so it still has a bit of character. 

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Boxing Day Walk #2

I spotted this old car park ramp ages ago but there were always lots of cars and people about. So I thought maybe on Boxing Day it would be quiet and clear of vehicles, and it was. Not an easy thing to photograph so I think another visit is needed.



Some details from around the area of the ramp.



From the snaking car park ramp I walked down to the canal.



And then back on to the road via a bridge with some great heads.

Bright November Day

28-11-16

It was a lovely sunny day in my part of the UK, I got up early (ish) and walked into town, dropped a film in for processing and went down to the canal. I had the Sigma DP1 in the camera bag, the light was harsh so I bracketed some shots and processed them through Lightroom and Easy HDR.

Apartment Shadows
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Old Sluice Gates
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Blackberries In November
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Hips
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Six Geese A Swimming
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Reflections
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Sharp Rust
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(Hot) Walk to Town

Apparently it was the hottest September day in some parts of the UK since 1911, it certainly felt like it on my walk. I wanted to see how the building work on the canal was coming on.

New Kid in the Block
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I wondered who was going to occupy this building.

Looking for food !
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More Student Accommodation
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Restoring the old Donisthorpe Mill (founded in 1739)
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Looking good.

Bridge over the weir
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Just been resurfaced.