August 22, 2014

Sunday along Canal du Midi near Toulouse in France

What a pleasure to bike along the Canal du Midi in South of France.
Coming out of the shades from the big trees along the Canal in the center of Touluse to pop up by one of the sluices on our way - as displayed in the photo of today.
Some more about the canal from the net:

This 360-km network of navigable waterways linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic through 328 structures (locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels, etc.) is one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering in modern times. Built between 1667 and 1694, it paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. The care that its creator, Pierre-Paul Riquet, took in the design and the way it blends with its surroundings turned a technical achievement into a work of art.

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