Friday, 25 January 2013

Regents Canal sign wrought in iron

On my recent cycle ride along part of the Regent's Canal (Regent's or Regents? The apostrophe came automatically) I came across a wonderful wrought iron sign.

It shows some of the things associated with the canal, either from the past or in the present.

I particularly like ... well, I invite you to guess which are my favourite two designs in the sign.

12 comments:

One Thing After Another said...

It would be the wine for me!

Kevin said...

The Duck and the Fish perhaps?

Halfie said...

Keep guessing!

No Direction said...

I wonder how much it weighs !!

flingel said...

well I'm going to go for the narrowboat - plus the propellor because it's a reminder for you of your happy times messing about in the Thames with one :o)

Halfie said...

You've got one of them, flingel.

flingel said...

is the other one the snail?

Halfie said...

Not the snail. Close though.

flingel said...

ok, well of course I don't know in what respect you mean close but I'm now going to go for the butterfly because depending on which way you view it, you could either see it as looking down on it from above - or he's coming at you with a rather menacing look!

Halfie said...

Close as in close on the sign.

flingel said...

Dragonfly? If it's not that one, I give up!

Halfie said...

flingel, no, it wasn't the dragonfly. As you're now giving up, I'll tell you - it was the boot. There's no great significance in the boot, it's just that I liked the way it seemed to be just hanging there.

The propeller is done superbly - the whole sign is a work of art.