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Spirit of the Aire

My reading of Ben Aaronovitch‘s latest Rivers of London title, Lies Sleeping coincided with a walk around Granary Wharf and the Dark Arches in Leeds last week. 211 more words

Industrial stuff by night ...

… perhaps on a cruise.

h/t Tom Whitwell’s 52 things, which include the truth about Elon Musk’s flamethrower.

Economic Activities

The Broadstone dry docks

See here for a slightly more detailed view from 1847. The third dry dock, at the junction with the main line, is here.

Mallett’s Insistent Pontoon… 21 more words


Royal Canal dry dock

Aidan Herdman has left a comment on my page about the Broadstone Line of the Grand Canal and has included in it a link to a photograph of Phibsborough cubs/scouts standing at the… 28 more words


Dark skies

The sun was setting, the light levels were low, and the enclosing buildings around spode seemed to darken the view even more. But when you have clouds like this it makes for a fantastic atmosphere. 33 more words

London - King's Cross - Coal Drops Yard

This area is near where I live so I take a lively interest in any new development there. Here is their advertising board.

To get there we, my sister and I, had to walk across what is now Granary Square formerly a canal basin adjoining the Regent Canal where grain was unloaded. 261 more words