Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Visit to the Falkirk Wheel

More pictures from our trip to Edinburgh some time back.

One of our friends recommended that we visit the Falkirk wheel near Edinburgh. Driving, it took us nearly 50 minutes to get there from Edinburgh. It is a great engineering feat connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal and is named after the nearby town.

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View of the wheel

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We got into the boat which was then moved to the docking-pit. We were then slowly lifted to the union canal on the top.

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Celtic inspired design

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Inside the boat

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The wheel was built by Butterly engineering which have now sadly gone out of business like so many companies in the UK.

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It was a short ride on the canal and back down again to the basin and my daughter thought it was boring. She was more excited playing at the small playground near the wheel.

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Bijatyki said...

Amazing architecture. The place is not only funcional but also beautiful. How rare it is in modern urban thought. I'm glad that such places still exist and sometimes we have a chance to see new ones, making our common good, which is great architecture, more visible and accessible to anyone interested.

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

your blog title..."ah ok lah"... are you Chinese? I am 1/2 Chinese and we always say "ah ok lah"...???

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

Bijatyki: I totally agree. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Charity: No! I am not Chinese. The phrase "ah ok lah" is used by Malaysians all the time. Thanks by dropping by.

Daddy Papersurfer said...

This is something I've heard about and want to see - really nice piccies!


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