Thursday, May 03, 2007

Ecluse du sanglier - Wild boar lock

I continue to present the locker's houses of the "Canal du Midi" which are not far from Baziege.
As I explained previously every Saturday morning - sometimes at different day depending on weather conditions - I take my bike for a 30 km ride along the canal. It's always an opportunity to shoot some photos.
As you can see if you zoom in above the door, the date of building is written : "1752".
During the digging of the canal, a big big wild boar was shoot down at this place.

You will find here the solution of the quiz of the previous post.
In fact, it is a leak or water-jet from a lock door, I agree that it was not so easy, but I found that playing with saturation was funny.
Thanks to Gerald and Abraham to participate.

Locate Photo on PaB DP map

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Incredibly nice old building with the shutters all in working order too. I like that. Also the date is remarkable for it looks younger than its years which must be a kind of testimant to the owners upkeep over the centuries.

Your long bike ride sounds good to me. I can make about 13 miles on our bike trail.

PaB said...

This building (locker house : I don't know if it is the right word) is still used during spring and summer when boats are allowed to cruise thz canal.