Canals and railway lines have a lot in common: Both like to be as flat as possible, but seeing as the Canal du Midi was built before commercial rail travel was even invented (1680 vs 1804), the advent of rail travel had to cater for the canal. In several location, the canal passes over the railway or vice versa. However, the two are joined at the proverbial hip, and are seldom too far apart.
Above is an image taken during one of our lunch stops just a short walk away from the canal. The locks close for lunch you see, and we’re pretty sure the lock keepers union would strike if some foreign tourist expected a lock to operate during lunchtime. Perhaps it was the French than invented the concept of siesta?
- Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: Canon EOS 20D Focal length: 30mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/100s