London is interlaced with a network of old canals and hidden rivers. Walking the network is a treat, providing a new perspective on the city and its history, especially for a photographer. The waterways are lined with buildings that reveal surprising colours and shapes. And, of course, there are reflections and distortions aplenty.
The photographs here are from a recent walk in east London from Limehouse to the Olympic Park in Stratford, along the Limehouse Cut and the River Lee. The photos are, from top down: The entrance to the Limehouse Tunnel; reflections of trees in an oily Limehouse Cut; flats along the Limehouse Cut; a warehouse near Bow Locks; buildings at the entrance to Three Mills Island; sunlight through a lamp at Three Mills Island; under a bridge over the River Lee; reflections of a railway bridge over the River Lee; more reflections in the River Lee; graffiti on a warehouse near the Olympic Park; the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park; detail from the Aquatic Centre; the Westfield Centre, Stratford.
Amazing images, thank you 🙂
Unusual to see oast houses in London, at an unusual angle too.
There are a few in south east London. It was part of the Kentish countryside until London expanded outwards.
Why surprise: Limehouse meant Lime Oast.