Aqueduct and viaduct at Chirk

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Comments (10)

Amelia Royan on January 5, 2009

Beautiful blue sky Mira and I am so glad you had it too - so I must look to see what you've been up to.

The 70 feet high aqueduct built between 1796 and 1801 by Thomas Telford and William Jessop was built to carry the Ellesmere Canal ,[we call this the Chirk Canal].

Thomas Telford is a clebrity in Shropshire, a great engineer, whose name has been used to for the relatively new town of Telford in Shropshire.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 6, 2009

So you have finished all the shopping now Mira, so I hope you have as lovely a day as we have here. Are you prepared for your big day tomorrow? Do you have a special meal?

Too many questions. :)

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on January 6, 2009

Yes Mira, although he was held up in Amsterdam yesterday, and he didn't get to our apartment until 10.45. He should have been there at 5 p.m.

Get your camera at the ready for the sunshine - my battery is charging. :)

Amelia Royan on January 6, 2009

Hello blai, thank you for this very complimentary comment. I am so glad you appreciate my photo. :)

Greetings from the UK, Amelia

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 11, 2009

When viewed in max zoom, every detail of the stone work can be seen. It is still as sound as the day it was built. Not a crack or crooked line to be seen. The coping stones seem to be perfectly level, a great achievement and super shot. Thanks for sharing these images Amelia ;>)



Amelia Royan on January 11, 2009

I think we have to thank Thomas Telford and all his navvies for that. It has stood the test of time well. You ought to try to get over to here to see what you make of it. I see you are a railway enthusiast as well Jim, I could introduce you to a kindred spirit if you ever decide to visit this part of the country.

Thanks for this fantastic comment.

Cheers, Amelia

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 11, 2009

THE sewage outlet is accessed by pressing the right arrow next to this photo ;>)))


M uba. on January 25, 2009

This is my favourite of your Telford pics

Amelia Royan on January 25, 2009

Good morning Muba, thanks for your kind comment. It really is quite an amazing structure, and thanks for opening it again - it made me look at the jumbled title, now reorganised. :)

Greetings, Amelia

Sandro & Cristina on February 21, 2009

Amelia, very, very nice.

Bye bye Sandro & Cristina

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 5, 2009
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/01/05 12:37:30
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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