Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Canal Tube Map 3.1

A few years ago i created a Birmingham canals map in the style of the iconic London tube map. Over the years the map has expanded in scope a bit to cover the West Midlands and Warwickshire, and a bit beyond, and the map style has slowly evolved. Notably the map no longer uses diagonal lines as i think these are harder to read personally. Also i use the typewriter font on it which i basically use everywhere these days (font is representation of the font from a Brother typewriter, i got a real one too!)

So anyway here is Version 3.1 of the map which i have just published, the new version includes some stylistic improvements as well as some refinements how a number of canals are shown. Click here to check it out!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tunnels (7) : Maida Hill

Near the start (or end depending on your point of view) of the Regent's Canal.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Completing the Regent's

It was way back on the last day of 2011 that i began my London canal odyssey and began to walk the Regent's Canal which crosses North London from near Paddington to the Thames in London's docklands. I didn't actually walk much of the Regent's that time but last year walked all of the canal eastwards from Kings Cross. There was still the western bit to complete though which i did at the weekend. You can see my photographs here.

Other Regent's Canal photos can be seen here, here, here and here where it all began, and aptly ends too!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014