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The Friday Photos: Canals

TimW
By TimW Last edited 60 months ago
The Friday Photos: Canals
Stunning sunny shot of the Grand Union Canal, by Prad Patel
Stunning sunny shot of the Grand Union Canal, by Prad Patel
Peace and quiet on the Regent's Canal, by thomas100
Peace and quiet on the Regent's Canal, by thomas100
Paddington Basin, by yorkshire stacked
Paddington Basin, by yorkshire stacked
At Dusk, by Jonathan Zurick
At Dusk, by Jonathan Zurick
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Little Venice, by slawekkozdras
Little Venice, by slawekkozdras
Battlebridge Basin near King's Cross, with Kings Place in the background, by louisberk
Battlebridge Basin near King's Cross, with Kings Place in the background, by louisberk
Old school, by The PhotoSchool
Old school, by The PhotoSchool
Lock in action, by Simon Crubellier
Lock in action, by Simon Crubellier
The 2012 Canal Calvacade in Little Venice, an annual canal boat carnival organised by the Inland Waterways Association, by McTumshie
The 2012 Canal Calvacade in Little Venice, an annual canal boat carnival organised by the Inland Waterways Association, by McTumshie

Sporadically, we've seen some fine weather over the last two weeks. In hopeful anticipation of some more, this week's edition of The Friday Photos looks at a part of London that feels like beautifully peaceful when the sun shines — our man-made waterways.

Perhaps it is the abundance of greenery or the snail's pace of travelling on the water, but life just seems sweeter around the canals. This selection shows that warmth in its mild glory, from sun-dappled Little Venice and Angel to the glorious glare of the Grand Union canal in the opening shot. So, when the weather improves, you know where to head.

All images courtesy of Londonist Flickr pool contributors: thomas100, Jonathan Zurick, Prad Patel, slawekkozdras, The Photo School, McTumshie, Steve Keiretsu, yorkshire stacked, Simon Crubellier and louisberk.

Last Updated 22 June 2012