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 Locks filling, Canal Du Midi, France, 1980's by David A. L. Davies

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The Canal du Midi, in existence for more than 300 years, was constructed by Pierre Paul Riquet between 1667 and 1681, with the help of about 12, 000 workers, who dug out 7, 000, 000m3 of earth to connect Toulouse and Sète. this represents 240km(150miles) of canal, built using only manpower, during the reign of Louis XIV conceived to enable the transport of goods and the French Navy between the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea, it is now almost exclusively used by pleasure boats. The Canal du Midi was recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1996.

People tell me I should take pictures which sell, but I feel I would be selling my soul. Instead I keep on taking the pictures which I enjoy taking. I will probably never get rich from photography, or even make a decent living from it, but at least I will have left authentic images which might just be of of interest to someone after I have gone!

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  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoalmost 3 years ago

    Looks like the double lock at Puicheric above La redorte. Sadly the canal is now lacking in maintenance and many trees having become diseased are being felled.

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