Friday, 1 June 2012

Boat and bridge


Just before the Dowley Gap Locks, the towpath crosses over the Leeds- Liverpool canal, necessitating this pretty little bridge (to enable the boat-towing horse to swap sides... see my post of 23 April).  To the left (off-camera) there is a small mill, now converted to a residence.  The narrowboat moored alongside perhaps belongs to the home-owner.  It all makes an attractive scene in the spring sunshine, with perfect reflections in the still water.

I'm linking this to Weekend Reflections - click here to explore more lovely images from across the world, on the theme of reflections.  I usually ignore the Daily Photo theme days too (not being officially a Daily Photo)  but this would fit June's theme of tranquillity very well.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful shot.I love the reflections too. Have a great day.

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  2. beautiful, just what I need to cheer me up before I head off to work.
    Have a lovely weekend : )

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  3. Lovely, aren't we lucky that our glorious canal network was preserved.

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  4. wonderrful reflection, and what a nice place! i like this old bridge, and the path along the water; How romantic!

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  5. Another fabulous photograph - the depth of the greens is wonderful.
    Christine is back home now so we could progress with the co-ordinated photo publication next week at some point - any suggestions?

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  6. Iconic! A perfectly delightful spot well photographed.

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  7. Great reflections...................

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  8. Beautiful shot of the bridge ... do they still use a boat towing horse I wonder??? :=}

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    1. Only for show - see my post of 23 April 2012.

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  9. What a gorgeous capture, Jenny! Such a peaceful looking, delightful place and wonderful reflections for the day! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  10. Look at that perfect circle you created! Great image with wonderful feel of a good life.

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  11. Seems we both find the canals peaceful. Yours is particularly lovely

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  12. So pretty! Perfect reflections. :)

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  13. What a beautiful scene and such a clear reflection. I look at your photos with new eyes. I always thought they were beautiful, but now, having seen the area and met you in person, they have a whole new meaning.

    P.S. Wednesday works great for me.

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  14. The bridge makes a wonderful circle with its reflection! This is a beautiful shot.

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  15. This is such a pretty place and such a good photo. I really want to do a canal cruise with a longboat some time.

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  16. I'm catching up on your posts while babysitting this week. Your tree shots are beautiful...but trees have always fascinated me too!

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  17. Beautiful reflections and perfect tranquility image Jenny, although any of your last three shots would have been perfect for the theme.

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  18. very good reflection shot. The clarity of teh boat and bridge and the blur of the trees makes it interesting. :)

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  19. What a lovely scenery ! So romantic ! You could also link to my Saturday's Photo Hunting because this week's theme is "Bridge" (http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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  20. What a perfect reflection on a beautiful spot!

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  21. Ah yes, we did pick the same reflection theme today, didn't we?! Yours is such a peaceful scene... what a lovely walk!

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  22. Beautiful, bucolic scene, so peaceful and serene. The site has an interesting history. Thanks for sharing!

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