Thursday, October 29, 2009

the Burgundy canal ...

... the small port of Le Pont d'Ouche ...

... under an old apple tree ...

... lock #19 - l'écluse de la Sarrée ...
Le Pont d'Ouche <--- 0k8 [] Pouilly ---> 15k9

... A fun lock house, there is always something
going on here. Gabby, the lock keeper and his wife
have some excellent wines for sale, take your time
and ask him to allow you taste various wines.

source: burgundy-canal.com/locks

Canal of Burgundy ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The construction began in 1775 and was completed
in 1832.
The canal is 242 km (150 mi) long,
with 209 canal locks.


... Lock #11 - La Rèpe
Chateauneuf from the Burgundy Canal ...

Château de Châteauneuf-en-Auxois ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a 15th century fortress ...
... It is a vast stone building, 75 m. in length and 35 m. broad,
situated on a rocky outcrop 475 m.above the surrounding plains.
It dominates the valley of Canal de Bourgogne ...

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