Some time ago I decided to get rid of all my physical books and comic books. Currently I only have a few hard copy books one of which is a book called Chronicle of America.
As I was planning to embark upon a reading journey with this behemoth I wanted to check if this was a part of a series and they had a similar book about the UK. Turned out it was a series and they had a lot more than just the UK or America.
After some searching on Amazon and eBay I was able to build this great collection for around £18.
Considering the size of the books I think I had better start reading now as they seem to take a few years to finish completely!
If you’d likfe to build a similar collection I’d recommend the seller on eBay and Amazon. These are second hand books so they may not be available anymore but I’m sure you can find them on other places as well.
My client’s moved to a new office recently. The view is quite nice from their office:
It’s very close to Regent’s Canal. I decided to take walks by the canal. Especially in summer time it makes a very nice walk.
It even has a boat converted into a bookshop:
It’s quite long. The section I’m close by takes about 20 minutes end-to-end. I first finish the short-end, then walk the whole path twice and the short-end again which makes a nice brisk 50 minute-walk.
It crosses Regent’s Park too but unfortunately I’m not close to that section.
A bit of history
This brief introduction explains how it started (taken from Canal & River Trust’s page):
In 1812, the Regent's Canal Company was formed to cut a new canal from the Grand Junction Canal's Paddington Arm to Limehouse, where a dock was planned at the junction with the Thames. The architect John Nash played a part in its construction, using his idea of 'barges moving through an urban landscape'.
Completed in 1820, it was built too close to the start of the railway age to be financially successful and at one stage the Regent’s only narrowly escaped being turned into a railway. But the canal went on to become a vital part in southern England's transport system.
A nice walk
I might update this post with new pictures as I keep walking by the canal. Currently I like these ones:
And this is a short video of the swans under rain: