Sunday, November 27, 2005

The "Canal du Midi" in autumn


Almost immediately, 45 thousand planes were planted with several clearly defined objectives. The most important of which was to limit the evaporation of water, particularly during the summer, which can be hot in the southern region of France. Then came the concern of shading the paths for towing and the navigational routes all along the canal in order to allow the bargemen and the tow horses to travel in better conditions. Besides this, the tree roots reinforced the banks of the canal. Finally in autumn, the leaves would form a layer at the bottom of the canal and reduce the risks of water infiltration into the soil. Now, these trees are the simple pleasure of tourists who meander along the banks on barges or bicycles.

4 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Very nice photo Stephan! And an interesting story about the Canal too.

Eric

10:00 PM  
Blogger Toulouse Photo Day said...

Thanks a lot a try to learn with your Paris, one photo a day.
see you.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous nobrain-nopain said...

looks like an impressionist painting, really nice.

11:30 AM  
Blogger trierdailyphoto said...

excellent photo, good work.

10:48 PM  

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