I was down in London for several meetings and my final one was at the Springer Nature offices near to Kings Cross. It was a warm afternoon and following the meeting, I walked over to Granary Square along the Regent’s Canal towpath. It was here that I came across the second hand book shop named “Word on the Water”. What a hidden gem. The shop is based in a barge and the books were on display on the towpath side of the boat. After taking pictures of the outside, I ventured onto the boat. The interior was jam packed with books and other interesting pictures and artefacts. A great place for taking photographs
I got talking to the owner John and his friends learning more about the shop. John allowed me to take his picture as part of the stranger project that I needed to do for my 52 week photographic project. I did some research afterwards and found out that there is often live music on the open deck of the boat. Also the shop is a popular destination for book lovers everywhere. Taking pictures in the interior was a challenge when using my Sony compact as even in late afternoon the light was very bright. I could have taken many more pictures and I will return another day to do some more photographing. Thanks to John for allowing me to take his picture and also to his friendly dog who did some posing for me as well. If you want to learn more about this interesting barge on the canal then look up their Facebook page for more information.