When this artificial lake was constructed part of this canal was submerged. It emerges at the other end of the lake.
The two tourist ferries at Beau Rivage waiting patiently for the lake to be re-filled!
This is an artificial lake in the centre of Brittany, France. It was created to power the dam of Guerledan and construction took seven years from 1923. Its surface area is 4km with an elevation of 121m and it is the largest artificial lake in Brittany. It cut through the Nantes-Brest Canal which from this location followed the course of the river Blavet. Seventeen of the old locks were submerged in the lake and it is now a tourist attraction where my brother has a holiday home. From April to November this year the lake was drained to allow work on the dam and the photo shows a vegetation-covered lake bed. Tourists have been attracted in droves to see this. We cycled through the middle of the lake up to the dam on my birthday and it was damned hard work for an OAP!!!
Another of me sunsets!!!
A view of the Portsmouth landmarks from Southsea.
This is a medieval castle built within a Roman fort and is situated at the northern end of Portsmouth harbour. Probably founded in the late 11th century it was a baronial castle taken under royal control in 1154. It was controlled by the monarchy for several centuries and was a favourite hunting lodge of King John. It was besieged and captured by the French in 1216 before being returned to English control shortly after. Being situated where it was in medieval times the castle saw the disembarkation for several campaigns to France led by English kings. Later the castle was used as a prison and today it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade 1 listed building and is managed by English Heritage.
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This is the trading name of the Gloucestershire Aviation Collection an all-volunteer charitable organisation dedicated to the preservation of Gloucestershire's aviation heritage. It houses a number of aircraft, aero engines, cockpits and other related exhibits. At the moment there are two Gloster Javelins, five Gloster Meteors, a Gloster Gamecock and a replica Gloster E28/39. Star of the show seems to be the cockpit, open to the public, of Avro Vulcan B.2 XM569 as shown in the photo. Well worth a visit!!!