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photoblog image Foxton Locks (4/7)

Foxton Locks (4/7)

One more shot of the top four locks in the upper ‘staircase’ of locks at Foxton, Leicestershire. Each of the ten locks had a side pond on the left, going up, like the one here, which acted a s a sort of reservoir for water to operate the system. The Lock-Keepers cottage at the top is now a small museum and of course the inevitable tearoom.

Foxton Locks (4/7)

One more shot of the top four locks in the upper ‘staircase’ of locks at Foxton, Leicestershire. Each of the ten locks had a side pond on the left, going up, like the one here, which acted a s a sort of reservoir for water to operate the system. The Lock-Keepers cottage at the top is now a small museum and of course the inevitable tearoom.

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Oct 2014, 00:16
Another good one, Brian.

I have a good understanding, now, of what a fine engineering achievement this was.
  • Alan
  • Montrose, Colorado.
  • 2 Oct 2014, 04:01
Tearoom? Did someone say tearoom? Mmmmm... one thing I've missed since being in the US; not found a proper tearoom at all; everything seems geared around coffee. It is very clever how they ensure that there is sufficient water to help the rising boats navigate the stair case. On the Kennet & Avon there are 27 of these on the Caen Hill flight at Devizes!
Thats a lot of work to operate them ....great image mate
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Oct 2014, 07:13
The tea-room would be just right after a walk along here, Brian
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Oct 2014, 07:32
There is a nice sense of perspective
The best one so far in my humble opinion Brian!
Still quite a climb to go!

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camera Canon PowerShot G10
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/2000s
aperture f/4.5
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 10.8mm
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