Week #12: A Sloped Canal

52 rolls

Ronquières… that’s the place I went this week.  It was a sunny Sunday so I could use some Polypan F and set the meter on the Canon A-1 to ISO 50.  I brought just a Canon 35mm lens with me and shot the whole roll with that combo.

Ronquières

There’s a canal going through that village.  It used to be quite different some decades ago.  A little canal linking Brussels and Charleroi, two industrials cities with a need for boat transportation of heavy stuff (metal and coal industries were driving the economy way back then).  But that little canal had to go through quite a number of small locks to go uphill then downhill between these two cities.  That made the already slow boat transportation even slower.

Then the engineers among our parents (or grandparents) had the idea to redesign the whole thing in a very different way.  The new canal…

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