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Water Way Collection

"Exploring the World's Waterways

Background imageWater Way Collection: Canal, village and Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canal, Northamptonshire

Canal, village and Waterways Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Grand Union Canal, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background imageWater Way Collection: Budapest, Hungary, Danube River, Parliament House, Calvinist Church

Budapest, Hungary, Danube River, Parliament House, Calvinist Church

Background imageWater Way Collection: Venice travel poster

Venice travel poster
Attractive poster for the French National Railways, Chemin de Fers de l Est, advertising Venice (or Venise) as a holiday destination

Background imageWater Way Collection: Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal, Panama, Central America

Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal, Panama, Central America

Background imageWater Way Collection: Narrow boats on the Liverpool Leeds canal at Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Narrow boats on the Liverpool Leeds canal at Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: View from the top of the five lock ladder on the Liverpool Leeds canal

View from the top of the five lock ladder on the Liverpool Leeds canal, including a mill, at Bingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks
Staircase flight of 10 locks on the Grand Union Canal. Foxton, Leicestershire. IoE 191334

Background imageWater Way Collection: Narrow boat entering the bottom lock of the five lock ladder on the Liverpool Leeds canal

Narrow boat entering the bottom lock of the five lock ladder on the Liverpool Leeds canal, at Bingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Delph Locks

Delph Locks
A closely-spaced flight of narrow locks on the Stourbridge Canal. Known locally as " Nine Locks" although only eight now remain. IoE 217976

Background imageWater Way Collection: Bridgewater Canal, completed in 1767, Lymm, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bridgewater Canal, completed in 1767, Lymm, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Crane, Shropshire Union Canal

Crane, Shropshire Union Canal
Picturesque view of boats on the canal with the crane behind. IoE 255688

Background imageWater Way Collection: Snow on the Basingstoke Canal, Staceys bridge and towpath, Winchfield

Snow on the Basingstoke Canal, Staceys bridge and towpath, Winchfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Manchester Ship Canal, 19th century

Manchester Ship Canal, 19th century
Manchester Ship Canal, 19th-century artwork. This canal, constructed between 1887 and 1893, opened on 1 January 1894. It provided a route for shipping from the Mersey Estuary to Manchester, UK

Background imageWater Way Collection: Ben Nevis reflected in the Caledonian Canal

Ben Nevis reflected in the Caledonian Canal, early morning, Corpach, near Fort William, Western Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Docks, Bristol, England, UK, Europe

Docks, Bristol, England, UK, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: BOSTON MAP, 1903. A map of Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 1903

BOSTON MAP, 1903. A map of Boston, Massachusetts. Engraving, 1903

Background imageWater Way Collection: Canal lock built from iron because of sandy soil conditions, Beeston Iron Lock

Canal lock built from iron because of sandy soil conditions, Beeston Iron Lock, Shropshire Union Canal, Beeston, Tarporley, Cheshire, England, october

Background imageWater Way Collection: Woman rowing woven skiff

Woman rowing woven skiff, Ha Long Bay (Ha-Long Bay), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageWater Way Collection: Canal du Midi, near Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Canal du Midi, near Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Narrow boats on the Liverpool Leeds canal, in the basin at Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Narrow boats on the Liverpool Leeds canal, in the basin at Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: The five lock ladder on the Liverpool Leeds canal, at Bingley, Yorkshire

The five lock ladder on the Liverpool Leeds canal, at Bingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Narrow boat on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Tardebigge Locks, Worcestershire

Narrow boat on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Tardebigge Locks, Worcestershire, Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Knowle Locks, Autumn, The Grand Union Canal, West Midlands, England

Knowle Locks, Autumn, The Grand Union Canal, West Midlands, England

Background imageWater Way Collection: Thurne Broad, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thurne Broad, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Gibralter, Europe

Gibralter, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Canal du Midi, near Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Canal du Midi, near Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Narrow boats on the Liverpool Leeds canal, negotiating the five lock ladder at Bingley

Narrow boats on the Liverpool Leeds canal, negotiating the five lock ladder at Bingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Regents Canal (Grand Union), Regents Park, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Regents Canal (Grand Union), Regents Park, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Hippos fighting

Hippos fighting, Hippopotamus amphibius, in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Background imageWater Way Collection: The black basalt lava stone cathedral. The La Galeote hotel. L Herault river

The black basalt lava stone cathedral. The La Galeote hotel. L Herault river. Agde town. Languedoc. France. Europe. St Etienne cathedral from the 12 century

Background imageWater Way Collection: Atlantis, artwork

Atlantis, artwork
Atlantis. Artists impression of the mythological city of Atlantis. The Greek philosopher Plato made the first written references to Atlantis in 360 BC

Background imageWater Way Collection: USA, Vermont, Windsor. Longest covered bridge in the US, Connecticut River

USA, Vermont, Windsor. Longest covered bridge in the US, Connecticut River

Background imageWater Way Collection: Canal du Midi. Argens-Minervois. Languedoc. France. Europe

Canal du Midi. Argens-Minervois. Languedoc. France. Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Tunstall windmill, River Bure, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Tunstall windmill, River Bure, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Narrowboat moving through canal staircase lock, Bunbury Locks, Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury

Narrowboat moving through canal staircase lock, Bunbury Locks, Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury, Cheshire, England, january

Background imageWater Way Collection: Lancaster Canal, UK

Lancaster Canal, UK
Lancaster Canal. This section is near Carnforth, Lancashire, England. The banks and towpath are overgrown with bushes, trees, flowers, grasses and other plants

Background imageWater Way Collection: Canada, British Columbia, Johnstone Straight, Orcas (Orcinus orca)

Canada, British Columbia, Johnstone Straight, Orcas (Orcinus orca)

Background imageWater Way Collection: The Statue of Liberty and ferry, Liberty Island, New York City, New York

The Statue of Liberty and ferry, Liberty Island, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageWater Way Collection: Grand Canal at dusk

Grand Canal at dusk, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Gondolas, S

Gondolas, S. Marco Canal, island and church of S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageWater Way Collection: Gondolas on canal near S

Gondolas on canal near S.Maria Formosa, Venice, Italy

Background imageWater Way Collection: Paddy fields and waterway with local boat

Paddy fields and waterway with local boat, Kashmir, India

Background imageWater Way Collection: Windmills at Kinderdijk at dawn

Windmills at Kinderdijk at dawn, near Rotterdam, Holland, The Netherlands

Background imageWater Way Collection: Florida, West Palm Beach, Flagler Memorial Bridge

Florida, West Palm Beach, Flagler Memorial Bridge

Background imageWater Way Collection: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Yacht on Intracoastal Waterway

Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Yacht on Intracoastal Waterway
2080-203724-01

Background imageWater Way Collection: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, upscale home with yacht along the Intracoastal waterway

Florida, Fort Lauderdale, upscale home with yacht along the Intracoastal waterway
2080-203713-01

Background imageWater Way Collection: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, upscale home along the Intracoastal waterway

Florida, Fort Lauderdale, upscale home along the Intracoastal waterway
2080-203709-01




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"Exploring the World's Waterways: A Journey Through History and Beauty" Embark on a captivating voyage as we navigate through the enchanting waterways that have shaped cities, connected nations, and mesmerized travelers for centuries. Our journey begins in Dublin, where a vintage map from 1797 unveils the intricate network of canals that once crisscrossed this vibrant city. As we move westward, our next stop takes us to Pedro Miguel Locks in Panama Canal, Central America - an engineering marvel that showcases human ingenuity at its finest. Leaving behind tropical landscapes, we find ourselves in Stoke Bruerne's charming village and Waterways Museum along the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire. Here, history comes alive as narrowboats glide peacefully through picturesque surroundings. Continuing our adventure across Europe, we are captivated by Venice's timeless allure depicted on a vintage travel poster. The romantic gondolas gracefully traverse its iconic waterways while revealing hidden corners of this floating masterpiece. Further east lies Budapest with its majestic Danube River flowing beneath Parliament House and Calvinist Church. This breathtaking scene reminds us of how rivers have been vital lifelines throughout history. Heading north to Skipton within Yorkshire Dales National Park, narrowboats dotting the Liverpool Leeds canal offer a glimpse into England's industrial past amidst stunning natural beauty. Foxton Locks beckons us next with its impressive staircase lock system showcasing yet another feat of engineering brilliance. Delph Locks along Bridgewater Canal transport us back to 1767 when this historic waterway was completed - connecting communities and fueling trade during Britain's Industrial Revolution. Further along Shropshire Union Canal stands an elegant crane silently witnessing centuries-old stories unfold. As winter blankets Staceys bridge and towpath on Basingstoke Canal near Winchfield with snowflakes dancing delicately upon frozen waters; it serves as a reminder that these waterways possess a unique charm in every season.