The landlady at our B&B told us we had to go to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and see the canal boats running through it.
She was a teacher and had at one time decided to kayak the aqueduct with a bunch of her students. “The aqueduct is high in the sky and has a narrow channel of water running through it…” She was afraid of heights so it was a terrifying experience and she never did it again!
Sign for the walk to the aqueduct.This angle, looking down the channel, gives no sense of how high up it was.A canal boat making its way down the narrow channel of the aqueduct.The front of a different canal boat where you can see how high up it is.Looking down at the river from above.Way down.There’s a walk along the bottom of the aqueduct.Here is an overgrown bench down on the walkway.A view of the river from below. An artwork made of pickaxe heads celebrating the mining history of the area.Looking up from below.
Great post! So many perspectives!
It was certainly a place to explore from all angles…
Ha! Great perspectives. Love the pickax vertabrae.
I love sculptures made of local historical materials – there’s always some sort of surprising twist…
Many moons ago my friend’s family had a spare berth on their canal boat holiday so I went along with no idea about the route. I don’t like heights so imagine my amazement when we crossed over the aqueduct.
I can imagine what a surprise it would be to find yourself boating along that narrow channel so high up in the air!
A perfect place for angles and perspectives – well chosen!
Wales was my favourite place for what I call ‘Up, Down and All Around’ photography – so many different angles and points of view…
I can see that!
It wasn’t until the end shot that I really realized how high up the aqueduct is. Scary!! Your images give us a great sense of the adventure.
I’m not overly scared of heights but I couldn’t imagine kayaking down that channel, especially with a bunch of students, like my landlady. It would be a true adventure!
Great shots of the aqueduct, Albatz! I’m afraid of heights, so I was holding on something as I read your photos, haha! Excellent choices of perspectives.
I’m glad you had an adventure just reading about the experience!
I did, Albatz. On one trip to Maui, I wanted to take the photos of a cliff looking down. I had my husband holding on to me!!
A great subject for this challenge, Elizabeth. I had no idea of how high the canal is until your last few shots. Amazing! I really enjoyed the shot of the front of the canal boat –photo #4.
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