Sunday, August 28, 2011

A canal tube map 2.0

A few years ago i combined two of my loves : canals and the London tube map and created a "tube map" of my own depicting the canal network in Birmingham and the West Midlands. A few days ago i decided to redo it and the results can be seen here.

It was originally created on a PC in Photoshop back in 2009 but since then i have moved to using a Mac at home sans Photoshop but with Pixelmator instead. Although i could edit an imported version of the original in Pixelmator it was becoming a bit untidy and i also wanted to improve how the map looked, optimise it for viewing on an iPad, and include some of the canals in Warwickshire i have been exploring over the last 12 months.

So i recreated it from scratch. Next stage will be to turn it into a full-fledged HTML5 interactive map using Hype with information on the various canals and links to my imagery. So keep tuned.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Warwick & Saltisford Canal 27/08/11

Another trip into Warwickshire to do some canal photography, this time Warwick itself and i walked the Grand Union Canal there as well as the Saltisford Canal Arm. You can see the photos i took here! Warwick Saltisford Canal P8270028

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Aqueducts (1) : Edstone Aqueduct

The Edstone Aqueduct is the longest in England and is on the Stratford-upon-Avon canal between Wilmcote and Wootten Wawen. Interestingly the towpath that runs alongside is on the same level as the canal bottom so the water level is near your chest. Edstone Aqueduct

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wilmcote to the Edstone Aqueduct

This morning I headed down to Wilmcote which is a small village not far from Stratford-upon-Avon. Its most famous for being where Mary Arden used to live though i was more interested in the canal and walked up the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal beyond the amazing Edstone Aqueduct. You can see my photos here, i also did take some photos around the village which is very nice and is now in my top 5 desired places to live!
Wilmcote P8130130