Some pics from Twitter

Earlier this week several of my pictures did the rounds on Twitter. Here they are! Tweets are by @MaidaValeNews and me (via @LondonCanals) LittleVenice at night well to be more exact #Halloween #picturesque can you spot #SantaClaus Upper Window if not check it out pic.twitter.com/f2qQUMELq4 — MaidaValeMuse (@MaidaValeNews) November 2, 2016 Pic taken with Canon 7D & Canon 17-85 f/4-5.6 #LittleVenice before […]

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Ockham Mill and Ada Lovelace – worlds first computer programmer

I wrote this about 10 years ago for the internet. Here it is once again published for #AdaLovelaceDay Astute readers may notice a connection with Little Venice even though I havent exactly mentioned it here 🙂 Ockham is a village in Surrey, England. Just off the A3 London to Guildford road. It was originally known as Bocheham (Domesday Book of 1086.) […]

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Croydon Canal at ‘Norwood’

A rare colour print was for sale on EBay recently. It shows the Croydon Canal in 1828 – the location is described as Norwood. The artist was George Johann Scharf, a Bavarian who moved to London in 1816. The previous depictions of Scharf’s picture are shown as a pencil drawing. Crop from Scharf’s ‘Croydon Canal at Norwood’ 1828 Some say […]

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Federico Lloveras Herrera’s Little Venice

This weekend tweets have been doing the rounds re Federico Lloveras Herrera’s artwork depicting Little Venice. The painting was sold at the De Vuyst ‘Old Masters, Modern & Contemporary Art’ auction in 2013. Its a lovely painting that was done during a very important interim period at Little Venice, as will be explained below.   Theres two bits of important […]

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Regent’s Canal 200th Anniversary

The Regent’s Canal celebrated its 200th Anniversary this month. Its a partial anniversary as the full canal did not open until 1820. 1816 was the year the Regent’s Canal opened from Paddington to the top of the locks Camden. This was somewhat later than the promoters had hoped, due to considerable difficulties in building the canal especially its two tunnels […]

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Olympic legacy killing London’s creative culture

The Olympic legacy is killing London’s creative culture. This article discusses how the 2012 legacy’s screwing artists based along the Lee Navigation at Fish Island. Clearly the gentrification disease continues to spread througout London’s waterways. Prices are pushing out many of London’s creative artists with some saying they will have to relcate to different parts of England or even venture […]

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London Canals update 17 August 2016

The list of updated pages is as follows. All these are on www.londoncanals.uk. Those that are not still can be found at www.londoncanals.co.uk Archive pictures of the London Canals [1 page] Archive – Recent old pictures of the London Canals Attractions/Buildings near the London Canals [11 pages] Abbey – The famous road, crossing, studios & The Beatles Bayswater – Shops […]

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Bow Back Rivers & other ‘lost’ features

London Canals’ previous features covered the Bow Backs, the navigable Molember river (pic shown below), The Stort, Waltham Abbey’s canal system, the New River, plus the many cuts off the Lee Navigation, leaflets on the Lee/Lea, the Grand Union Canal, London’s canal waterbuses, etc. There were regular features too – one covered news items on London’s canals and another the […]

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London Canals update August 2016

Updates to the London Canals website are underway. Its being morphed from a plain website to wordpress which will consist of original London Canals website features plus blog posts. The blog posts from elsewhere (including the old London Canals wordpress blog) are included in the new site. For a full list of the features from the London Canals website simply […]

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