Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is one of the many locks on the Grand Canal it was on a quite country lane south of Prosperous/Clane* If you look again at the top picture you can see this guy, I think he said his name was Frank. If you look again and look closely along the road, the tiny fleck of white his wife, is the reason for his wait, its true the secret to a long life together is some alone time:) This was not posed etc, he was comfortably sitting like this when I stopped.
Also if you open the picture by clicking on it you can see a barge on the left hand side of the canal, this is being used to store material dredged from the canal. The other side of the bridge, I don't know if this was the original type of bridge that was here in the past, but I cannot imagine that the Barges could be too highly loaded. *These two places are neighbouring villages and the local witticism sometimes repeated to visitors, "the place where a Prosperous woman can meet a Clane man", where Clane and Clean sound similar in a strong country accent.
Posted by Paz at 7:36 PM