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Canal Basin, Foxton

I done a short series a few weeks ago featuring Foxton Locks, a climb of 10 locks on a canal not far away from us. This is another angle on the opening shot from that series with the basin at the foot of the climb where it looks as though these narrow boats are a semi-permanent fixture.

 

Canal Basin, Foxton

I done a short series a few weeks ago featuring Foxton Locks, a climb of 10 locks on a canal not far away from us. This is another angle on the opening shot from that series with the basin at the foot of the climb where it looks as though these narrow boats are a semi-permanent fixture.

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Dec 2014, 01:21
The bridge arch makes a wonderful frame here, Brian.

If it was my shot I might have been tempted to tilt it slightly to get the bridge horizontal.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a good frame. It is an uphill bridge believe it or not so the canal might look a bit weird tilted to one side.
Lovely Victorian bridge Brian. A lot of people live on narrow boats these dahys
Brian Walbey: There are a lot of people living on their boats at the canal basins round our way.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2014, 06:07
A lovely graceful structure that bridge Brian
Brian Walbey: It is a nice bridge Chris, and quite old as the date shows.
These narrowboats remind me of some boats where we live, Brian, that are definitely "permanent." Houseboats come in all different sizes and forms, I'm learning. smile HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Maureen.
Brian Walbey: There are a lot of people living on their boats at the canal basins round our way.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Dec 2014, 07:41
What a beautiful bridge; great work by the navvies. I like the framing here, too. I think a lot of people now live on the boats. Happy New Year; looking forward to that cake wink
Brian Walbey: It is a nice bridge, and quite old as the date shows. There are a lot of people living on their boats at the canal basins round our way.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Dec 2014, 08:02
I always enjoy your canal pictures, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl. Where I grew up in North Hertfordshire, there aren't such things as canals so it is nice to now live in an area where there are quite a few of them.
A lovely summer's day with no brrrr in the air. Love the sky reflected under the bridge.
Brian Walbey: Yes this is a popular place for visitors and that day it was quite pleasant.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Dec 2014, 10:38
Lovely shot - well exposed.

Happy New Year Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, and to you and Ingrid also.
A beautiful perspective through that lovely bridge Brian!
Brian Walbey: It is quite a nice spot to be moored up Richard, sheltered from the elements with a nice pub/restaurant a short walk along the towpath.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Dec 2014, 11:26
an old, stable, proper brick stone bridge- 1899 - and a lovely canal scene - why it is forbidden to go along the path?
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a very nice little spot. I suspect general entry is not allowed because I presume those canal boats are peoples homes, in other words, private property.
Lovely shot of the canal through that splendid bridge Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, a very popular visiting place round our way.
They probably gave up at the sight of the locks! Lovely image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Ten locks, one after another is a bit daunting I guess.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Dec 2014, 17:27
1899...In that time they knew how to build (now too of course) but with the instruments then.
Wonderful view and wonderful reflections.
Brian Walbey: I do wonder at the skill of the people in the 1800's and their building and engineering skills, it all looks old fashioned now but it worked.
This is a wonderful composition Brian... i like the reflections... the canal boats and that wonderful arch of the bridge framing it all!

We wish you and Maureen a happy new year!
Penny and ....petersmile
Brian Walbey: A very popular visiting place for Leicestershire people. A very happy new year to you and Penny also Peter.
Very nice, Brian! The canals I saw a week ago looked a bit more frosty! smile
Brian Walbey: The canals round my way were snowy rather than frosty Elizabeth, at least it has all gone now.

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