Sunday, February 26, 2012

Indentify

I am pretty good now when I save photos I find on the net. To the front of the original file name, I add something that is meaningful to me, that is maybe the location, followed by a full stop, then the person's name who took the photo and another full stop and then the rest is the original file name. I failed to do so with this photo and I have no idea where the place is, what it is or who took it. Identify the spot and or the photo owner if you know please. The activity does look like fun.

15 comments:

  1. Fun and a bit scary from my perspective, up high like that bit then again you like heights judging from your blog title. I have no idea where it's taken, most likely somewhere in Europe.

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  2. That chappie at back o' barge is trying to look cool but he's leaning away from the open edge.
    Not for a million dollars.

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  3. Could be in England or on the continent.

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  4. Looks like England, but I disagree that it looks like 'fun' !

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  5. It's the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales at height of 120ft over the River Dee. Britain is crisscrossed with canal waterways which provided transportation for goods long before the railways were invented. You can now hire these narrowboats and go on canal holidays - something I would LOVE to do.

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  6. It looks like the photographer was calotype46, on Flickr. A link here.

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  7. Elisabeth, it is just that heights don't worry me, unless I look down.

    FruitCake, be sensible. If he leaned the other way the whole thing might tip over the edge.

    Diane, as I thought. More England inclined though.

    Course it is fun Kath. You look to the left and scream, just like you did on a version of the big dipper.

    Scott, you are a treasure. I think I now know where I found the photo, which is of no consequence. I'll come with you on a narrowboat holiday. I expect they are like Thai long boats, where you have to make a three point turn to turn a ninety degree corner.

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  8. TS, brilliant. I think it came from a site called Smitten by Britain and that would be her photo collection. Hmm, don't even know it is a she, but it sounds like it is.

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  9. TS, me rushing to print as always, instead of careful research. It is a male apparently.

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  10. Are you serious Andrew, that so does NOT look like fun, it's CRAZY!! Well it is to a 'megaphobiest' like moi!!(well I know what it means!)

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  11. I agree with both you and your commenters.

    Fun...but also very scary.

    I wonder how safe it is.

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  12. Chris L5:28 am

    Ten years ago I could have been the bloke on the back of that boat. Over several years in the UK we developed a love for canal holidays and in 2001 explored the Llangollen canal. I believe there were two aqueducts but it's a long time ago and my photos have got out of order. It's not dangerous unless you try something stupid; it just looks that way. There is a towpath on one side, fenced, of course, but on the other only cast-iron plates. The water, nearly level with the tops of these plates and the towpath help give a rather unsafe impression. There would not be enough space to, for example, steer the boat hard into the side of the structure - the canals are barely six inches wider than the boats at critical places like aqueducts and locks. And we went back again and again because narrowboat holidays are so different and so relaxing - you can't help but relax if your top speed is about 8 kph.

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  13. Grace, breaches both height and water phobias for you. Any others?

    Dina, I'd say it has been there a long long time, so pretty safe I would think.

    Chris, very reassuring. My concern about such trips is the weather.

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  14. it has been a dream of mine to do a long boat trip through the canals of England. Awesome pic.

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  15. Fen, not something I'd thought about, but I like the idea now.

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