Thursday, 15 October 2009

Skywatch Friday - merrily, merrily, merrily

The village I live in is on the Junction of two canals - I've just looked them up on Wikipedia and didn't realise how important the area would have been. I'm always amazed at how the canal were built by hand, the were finished during the 1770s. Over 200 years later they are still busy - although the narrow boaters today are more relaxed and more dogs walk along the tow paths than horses.

















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12 comments:

  1. what a wonderful sky, so blue, perfect for a relaxing day!

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  2. It's been a long time since canals were important for commerce - now it's a different sort of business, for the holiday-makers. Canals are extraordinary feats of engineering, particularly the locks. lovely shots overtired (get some sleep! ;-))

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  3. Good angle in the middle one - I like it a lot :)

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  4. The middle one is my favourite too. Your post made me think about regeneration. I've seen some wonderful restored buildings on My World Tuesday lately. Instead of knocking down history, finding a modern day use for them so the beauty and the history are kept. I've never thought about it before but our canals are just the same - as jabblog says - now with a different use, for tourism. Lovely place to walk!
    Janice.

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  5. The second one is my fav. great picture, well composed!!

    Have a nice SWF.

    Eric, Holland

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  6. I love the blue skies. You must have loved the ride under such beautiful skies.

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  7. Beautiful skies. great shots

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  8. A very intriguing location. Beautiful shots. I really like the first one, it looks like a little fog is rolling in.

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  9. .I supose back in the 1700s there was no other way to dig the canals other than by hand, but what a huge job. My husband would love to down the canals in a barge but it will probably never happen, looks great fun though.

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  10. I absolutely adore your middle shot!

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