Friday, 31 October 2008

The Grand Union

It was a late afternoon when we decide to have a little peek on Grand Union Canal near Pear Tree Bridge, milton keynes. The canal was tranquil and quiet with few ducks making their way to their home.
The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line connects London and Birmingham, stretching for 220 km (137 miles) with 166 locks.It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton. canal12
The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal where necessary to avoid ambiguity.
(Below, we are at different part of Grand Union Canal - Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum)
I don't know what all this yacht look alike is called. But I saw people living in it. They'll have their kitchen, bathroom, living room, as in the proper house. And so I heard by living on this "ship" they are freed from council tax!
We took all this picture at about 6pm. Actually it was already quite dark, to my surprise the camera CCD is more sensitive than human eyes and the picture turn up as if it was shooted at about 4pm noon time!
A year ago, we actually went to this area (Pear Tree Bridge) to see one of the prospective property. Unfortunately, the flat was way too expensive, probably 20% of the cost goes to the prime view of the canal.
It's been a rewarding afternoon... considering we were there only for about 30 minutes.


Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That first shot with the bridge is so picturesque! I can see you doing someones wedding/engagement shots there! Beautiful photos.

J.H said...

Yeah, too bad that brits people doesn't know the concept of pre-wedding picture. Otherwise photographer will make tons of money out of free place like this.