Monday, 19 August 2013

Paris - Part 2 - a place close to home

We can't go too far without finding a canal and it was too true for Paris as well
- here we found the Canal de Saint Martin which began at the
Port de Plaisancy de Paris basin


the commencement of the canal proper - the tunnel entrance

and the tunnel exit - straight into a staircase lock

the operationwas controlled b the lockkeeper - sitting comfortably
the small building on the left

the swing bridge was also controlled remotely by the lockkeeper

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