Monday, 18 October 2010

Glimpses 14

This is a Loire River Barge, taken from on high on the walls of the chateau of Chinon. The photo is slightly distorted because it has been taken through an old glass window.

These barges were built upstream, and then in spring they were filled with goods and sailed to Nantes or Saint-Nazaire. There not only were the contents sold, but the boat was sold as lumber. Then the owner would return home (presumably by foot or cart) and build another boat.

Simon

1 comment:

Tim said...

Crop out the roof with the Velux... then the picture will be as seen since the window went in! Nice shot, and a nice bit of history, Simon