Carcassonne, Canal du Midi (east of the town).
Built in 1681 by Pierre-Paul Riquet, the Royal canal in Languedoc (renamed Canal du Midi at the French Revolution of 1789) stretches out on 240 km between Toulouse and the Thau pond (near Sete). It's extended by the Lateral canal to the Garonne river to the Atlantic ocean. The whole is called Canal of the two seas.
For three centuries, it was an important communication way in the south-west of France, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea. It was used for the trasnport of wines and cereals.
With the railway and the road development, it lost its first usefulness.
It's registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1996.
Nowadays, by foot, bike or horse on the towpath, or boat and barge, it is a pleasant place to have a walk, in any season.
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jhm (122474) 2012-10-14 5:21
Lovely quiet image with this canal, what a soft reflections.
Also an excellent perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition and lovely sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (26295) 2012-10-17 8:34
Lovely tranquil feel of this shot which is further enhanced by the still calmness of the water, mirror reflections and softness in the far end. Great range of colors in brilliant clarity and contrast. Well done.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-11-04 3:51
excellent green shot with natural colors
a wonderful shot allgreen welldone and
wellseen,a nice mix of delicate details
- Copyright: Yannis Bautrait (yaya13baut) (3344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-26
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K5, Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-14 2:31