It’s been a while since we visited the canal. Last night we realized that summer was running out on us and if we wanted to get some pictures, we needed to go out and shoot.
Until recently, these mechanisms were maintained and cared for, but now, weeds are growing and leaves are gathering. The economy affects things at many levels. Maintaining historical places is not a high priority when resources are scarce. Historical sites are particularly vulnerable to losing funding when the economy is weak.
I wanted to take a wide view of these gears, but there is no place to stand without being in danger of falling into the canal. The water is too polluted for me to risk that, though the water is probably quite pleasantly warm this time of year.
- The Beautiful Dijver Canal in Bruges (satnavandcider.wordpress.com)
- Lazy Days on London’s Canals (onefinestay.com)
- Born On The Blackstone: America’s Other Revolution (teepee12.wordpress.com)