Looking North Along The Lost Canal

I wasn’t around when the Glamorganshire Canal still existed; I wasn’t even born when in 1969 the canal was filled in to make room for the A470 trunk road. So I can’t say for certain that the Glamorganshire Canal ran exactly along this wall, and I can’t say for certain that this wall is a remnant of the wall sometimes seen in old photos separating what’s now the A4054 from the canal …

… but whenever I stand at this spot and gaze north towards Navigation (modern-day Abercynon), sometimes it’s nice to dream of what the views might have been two hundred years ago, and one hundred years ago.

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Uncovered Shoe

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To bring this week’s theme to a close, my desktop wallpaper today is this shoe I spotted on the reservoir wall as we clambered back from walking out to the sluice gates. The shoe was further down the wall than we were, and from the state of it it looks like it was washed up on the wall when the water levels fell.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices of wallpaper this week. Come back tomorrow for an extra blog post: all of the photos that I took during our visit to Llwyn Onn Reservoir on Sunday. And if you can’t wait until then, you’ll find them in my Flickr photostream.

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