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London Night Reflection
" I had to be quick to capture this reflection in London Paddington Basin, as the clouds were moving fast and there were a few security guards around…I was actually stopped from taking any more pics soon after this one ;-] They said they had been monitoring me, I guess they were bored that night…"
Paddington Basin is an area of Paddington, London named after the nearby canal basin.
The junction of the Regent’s Canal and the Grand Junction Canal is close to this point but the basin itself is the terminus of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Junction Canal. It was opened in 1801. Paddington was chosen because of its position on the brand-new Road which led to the east, providing for onward transport. In its heyday, the basin was a major transshipment facility, and a hive of activity.
A consortium in partnership with British Waterways began work in January 2000 by draining the basin.
The basin is right now the centre of a major redevelopment as part of the wider Paddington Waterside scheme and is surrounded by modern buildings. It is the site of The Rolling Bridge, built in 2004.