Little Venice to Paddington Basin
Part two of our walk along the Regent's Park canal
(Photos ©urban75, October 2009)
The canal emerges underneath Edgeware Road, Maida Vale.
The canal continues west, flanked by Blomfield Road and Maida Avenue.
Entrance to Little Venice.
Little Venice in Maida Vale, where the Grand Union and Regent's Canal meet.
The main canal continues in a north-westerly direction, with the short branch to the Paddington Basin running south east from Little Venice.
Emblem on a road overbridge.
We walked a little way further west along the Regent's Canal before doubling back to walk along the short Paddington Arm.
This looks more like a floating shed than a barge!
Walking to the Paddington basin, with the Westway above.
Opened in 1801, Paddington was conveniently located on the New Road providing onward transport to the east, and the basin was a major trans-shipment facility in its heyday.
A huge redevelopment around the basin in the early 2000s saw office space and shops built around the canal.
Here's one of two lifelike statues erected around the development.
...And here's the other.
Towards Paddington basin.
Nicely decorated barge, bearing the name and cover art of Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, a 1968 concept album by the Small Faces.
There's a mix of old and new at Paddington basin.
I liked this cute little tug boot!
The whole area around Paddington basin has been completely transformed with new offices and residential space.
The 1932 Art Deco ex-arrivals side offices of the glorious Great Western Railway, at Paddington. former Great Western Railway arrivals side offices
Designed by P E Culverhouse and completed in 1935), the building faces London Street W2 and is now called Tournament House.
Station entrance and gateway to lovely Wales!
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