Photography: Black Country canals
There’s a narrow-boat gathering and a beer festival next weekend so I was on the canal on Sunday, getting in some practice. Here you can see the narrow-boat has just come out of the lock near the weighing station.
Then it went into the next lock. The water is let out and the narrow-boat lowers to the level of the canal and is able to leave the lock.
The canal here is wide and has moorings. There are 2 branches of the Birmingham canal that run through Tipton in the general direction of Birmingham.
There are two branches of the Birmingham canal near Tipton town. I think the Easter canal gathering will be in this one. I might be able to get some better pictures with more boats. There is a beer festival too, but I’ll be driving!
I took a few photos with my camera set on sepia and so I tried some artistic edits. These canals were cut by hand in the 18th century and so they are still referred to as the cut by many people in the Black Country.
In this picture you can see the pylons along the side of the canal carrying power lines. Notice the cradle up on that pylon, they are working to change the cables. That job is almost as momentous as building the canals.
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