This week, we dip into the London, Old & New Flckr pool for a couple of shots of Camden Lock.
Hard to beleive the Camden has had a market for only around 30 years, so strong is the association these days. Today, there are officially six separate markets, collectively attracting half a million visitors a week.
The first of the market spaces nestled up against the Regents Canal at Camden Lock in 1972. Old warehouse buildings formerly connected with canal freight were converted into a soon-popular craft fair, which grew to encompass all kinds of stalls. There are now some 250 outlets.
Here we see a very different Camden Lock (date unknown), full of water craft rather than handicraft. The buildings are remarkably unchanged with windows and a chimney untouched by the years, although the upper walkway is a modern addition. The area given over to water is perhaps smaller now, but boats still moor here, and pleasure trips can be booked along the canal to Little Venice and London Zoo.
Pictures from the London Old & New Flickr pool, courtesy of Mockney Piers.