As part of ongoing research based on the Limehouse Cut in East London, a group of post-graduate students on the Landscape and Urbanism MA and Landscape Architecture (LI accredited) PgDip courses have been collecting data on the canal and its neighbouring environment. These images were taken by Ales Seitl.
The images represent the canal – its surfaces and surroundings – at different times of day, different weather conditions, reflecting the changing flora and fauna, seasons and moods. Ales’ written response to the canal –
“Limehouse Cut – it feels like a barrier and opportunity at the same time. Some of the pictures capture the notional gap and emptiness between the canal life and the lives of locals as well as the separation between both banks. They need to give a big hug to each other. With a gallery of rich textures, reflections and some traces of past days smelling of oil, coal, varnish, water and sweat you can occasionally find these layers hidden below other layers, magically appearing in evening sun. ” Text: Ales Seitl – Landscape and Urbanism MA
Parts of the canal structures are visible and in use and lend themselves to further detailed investigations.