Chirk Viaduct and Aqueduct from the Valley

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Comments (10)

Amelia Royan on January 5, 2009

This is what caught my eye(s) too Mira. They seemed almost like a row of moons. Did you notice the grey sheep? ;>

Amelia Royan on January 5, 2009

It was pretty frozen Mira, but they also had big hay bales as well to keep them going. It was much colder on the top. :)

Amelia Royan on January 5, 2009

Hello Billy, I love it when you and Mira agree. :)

Great comment as always, I've just had to check that there has been no subtle changes, since I started this reply. :)

Marilyn Whiteley on January 5, 2009

Of course my love of interesting geometry draws me to this one, Amelia. Good observation and a beautiful photo! Marilyn

Amelia Royan on January 5, 2009

Thank you for this Marilyn. I have to admit that I'm finding geometric shots difficult to see on the correct level/tilt, but I was happy with this one! :)

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 9, 2009

I am truly honoured Andrea. Thank you for this wonderful comment. :)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 9, 2009

Great idea and brill photo Amelia

I can see from the map that one is an aquaduct and the other carries traffic.

The Northerly end of the canal terminates in a large pool so I am assuming that there is a tunnel from here!

Very interesting, I had never heard of this structure but I will have a look on the net for its history. Thanks for the link Amelia ;>)



Amelia Royan on January 9, 2009

If you have a look at this link you'll see the tunnel entrance etc, Jim*. The viaduct carries a rail link. It is well worth a visit if you are antwhere near here. It's a Thomas Telford construction, and the tunnel is approximately 421 meters long.

Greets, Amelia

UlrichSchnuerer on January 21, 2009

Hi Amelia, very beautiful viaduct and of course a very beautiful picture with great lighning and shadows!!!

Greetings from Germany, Uli

Amelia Royan on January 21, 2009

Thanks for your visit and great comment Uli. ;-)

Have you got any more of these interesting structures Uli? They are remarkable feats of engineering.

Greetings to Germany from the UK, Amelia

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2009
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/01/05 12:24:38
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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