Archive for the tag 'Canal'

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 23rd 2021

…we see the canal that divides Shugborough from the village of  Great Haywood.

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 26th 2013

Chirk Tunnel is 420m (459 yards) in length and is one of two tunnels at Chirk; the other is the shorter Whitehurst Tunnel. The tunnels are significant in that they were the first tunnels in Britain to incorporate a tow-path.

14 Comments CherryPie on May 28th 2011

Chirk aqueduct is 70 feet high and was built between 1796 and 1801 by Thomas Telford and William Jessop.

The ten circular masonry arches of the structure, each spanning 40 feet, have piers carried between them as pilaster strips. There is no cast iron trough carrying the water of the canal, as at Pontcysyllte. Instead, the [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on May 27th 2011

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 1st 2011

On the way back to the more beaten track (and lunch) we took in some more churches (exteriors only) and a very nice canal view.  After lunch we all split up and went our different ways.  I visited the fine arts museum, but it’s normal exhibition was put away so that an exhibition of Van [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 6th 2011

The first photo is a different view of one of my favourite photos from my previous visit to Bruges. I think I like my original photo best, but you might have a different point of view

18 Comments CherryPie on Dec 1st 2010