Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ABC Wednesday - I


I'm pushing a little today with my choice for the letter I. (In my defence, may I say that 'i' isn't used much in Welsh.)

So I'm going for Iron and Industrial Revolution. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales is a monument to the Industrial revolution as it was one of the earliest aqueducts to use a cast iron trough. It took 10 years to build and was opened in 1805. It's 39 metres above the river Dee and carries water to Cheshire. Canal boats travel across it and there's a footpath too.
I tried to walk across it but had to turn back very quickly! Too scary. I was fine when we crossed it in the canal boat though.
You see the footpath and the railings on the right of the boat in the photo and nothing on the left! It's a long way down!

53 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Industrial heritage is so much part of who we are don't you think Liz? My family were in the ship building industry - now all history.
Great post - I love your passion for Wales - one day we just might visit on the motorbike.
Dxxx
ABC Team

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That looks amazing ! I love to try .
But despite the fact that some of my forefathers were working in Durham coal mines as very little children , I couldn't go more than a couple of feet underground . Or maybe that's why .

Leslie: said...

I think I'd get dizzy walking along that foot path, too. I guess in the boat you feel surrounded somehow by the parts of the boat. Still...

Is there an elevator to go up or do you have to climb stairs?

CherryPie said...

I couldn't walk across it either!!!

I still haven't posted the pics I took from the underside.

Cildemer said...

Impressive aqueduct! And very nice choice for I day!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful shots;o)

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Have a nice and happy day****

Roger Owen Green said...

Nice shots.

(And I don't think you're 'pushing it'. ) great choice that has given me a bit of vertigo.

helenmac said...

A great contribution to I-Day! Incredible structure from so long ago!
HelenMac
ABC Team

jabblog said...

That is scarily high!

Martha said...

I think that is a very interesting choice for the letter "I." I like it.

Jane and Chris said...

Your pictures gave me vertigo...going to lie down now.
Jane x

Carver said...

Great post and an interesting place to explore.

Jumbo mortgage rate said...

It is very big bridge.only Canal boats travel across this bridge. From the top it's view is amazing. And there is a footpath also.On this bridge the railing is only one side and another side no any railing so it is good for seeing the all view.

Lisa said...

Your photos of the Iron aqueduct are fantastic! And I don't think you are pushing in any way with your choice. Great idea!

katney said...

I would not be able to cross it either. I have a difficult time on bridges and overpasses which are high and you can't see over to what is below. Then, of course, I also have difficulty with seeing over the edge of something high and seeing how far down what is below lies. That seems a contradiction.

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