Day 56: Paddington Basin at Night

27 Feb

Paddington Basin

This picture was meant to be taken at twilight but I was late in getting here so this is a night time view of Paddington Basin.

It is currently undergoing development and part of the basin has already been drained (not visible here but I went back on day 57 and had a walk around before twilight).

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From WikiPedia:

Paddington Basin is an area of London at Paddington named after the nearby canal basin.

The junction of the Regent’s Canal and the Grand Junction Canal is close to this point but the basin itself is the terminus of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Junction Canal. It was opened in 1801. Paddington was chosen because of its position on the New Road which led to the east, providing for onward transport. In its heyday, the basin was a major trans-shipment facility, and a hive of activity.

A consortium in partnership with British Waterways began work in January 2000 by draining the basin.

The basin is now the centre of a major redevelopment and is surrounded by modern buildings. It is the site of a new rolling bridge, built in 2004.


1 Comment

Posted by on February 27, 2008 in photoblog, Project 365


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One response to “Day 56: Paddington Basin at Night

  1. C.A.Margonper

    February 27, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    My God, what an amazing photo! Fantastic, I love it!



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