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Rum_Pirate
02-18-2019, 11:20 AM
An amazing engineering feat in . . .

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Under maintenance at my recent visit. Have seen it in operation on a previous visit.

birlinn
02-18-2019, 11:22 AM
I'm seeing double!

isla
02-18-2019, 11:24 AM
Falkirk.

Keith Wilson
02-18-2019, 11:26 AM
The Falkirk Wheel; read about it her (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkirk_Wheel)e.

Rum_Pirate
02-18-2019, 11:32 AM
I'm seeing double!
Not quite. Apologies for the duplication. :ycool:

isla
02-18-2019, 11:38 AM
http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?181845-Scottish-Affairs&p=4285917#post4285917

Rum_Pirate
02-18-2019, 11:48 AM
Photoshopped?

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YES or NO ?

isla
02-18-2019, 01:52 PM
Photoshopped?

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YES or NO ?

No, there are miniature kelpies near the wheel.

Rum_Pirate
02-18-2019, 01:54 PM
No, there are miniature kelpies near the wheel. Yep.

Still seemed darn big (larger than life) to me. :d

Was impressed with the big ones.

AndyG
02-18-2019, 04:34 PM
The big ones are half-an-hour from me. They were, it is said, to have dipped their heads when the loch sluices operated into the River Carron ... But it was a price too far.

BrianW
02-19-2019, 02:37 AM
Cool place...

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AndyG
02-19-2019, 08:26 AM
Under four miles from the Falkirk Wheel is Seabegs Wood. Much cooler, I think.

http://www.welcometoscotland.com/img/37583/0bf133f82df78d3dd562e558d74e20df.jpg

End of an Empire that stretched from here without a break to Africa and Palestine: the Antonine Wall.

Andy

Rum_Pirate
02-19-2019, 08:48 AM
Under four miles from the Falkirk Wheel is Seabegs Wood. Much cooler, I think.

http://www.welcometoscotland.com/img/37583/0bf133f82df78d3dd562e558d74e20df.jpg

End of an Empire that stretched from here without a break to Africa and Palestine: the Antonine Wall.

Andy Y>

Not much left of the wall now.

AndyG
02-19-2019, 08:52 AM
Well, it's 1850 years old, and made of turf: I think it's in ok shape! The wall is on the right, on the berm over a defensive ditch to the left.

Andy

Rum_Pirate
02-19-2019, 09:17 AM
Well, it's 1850 years old, and made of turf: I think it's in ok shape! The wall is on the right, on the berm over a defensive ditch to the left.

Andy
Certainly would not repell/discourage Mexicans. :dLOL:d

Keith Wilson
02-19-2019, 09:37 AM
Under four miles from the Falkirk Wheel is Seabegs Wood. Much cooler, I think. End of an Empire that stretched from here without a break to Africa and Palestine: the Antonine Wall.The Romans would appreciate the Falkirk wheel; they were very good at building things like that within the limits of what they knew at the time.

https://static.toiimg.com/thumb/50638228/50638201.jpg?width=650&height=433&resize=true&resizeMode=5

Jim Bow
02-19-2019, 09:53 AM
https://youtu.be/ltFvVBwLPoI

Art Haberland
02-19-2019, 10:09 AM
that is a lovely bit of engineering there.

Ted Hoppe
02-19-2019, 10:41 AM
For recreational boating... that is a novel concept in the United States and a testament to UK commitment to tradition.

SchoonerRat
02-19-2019, 12:30 PM
https://youtu.be/ltFvVBwLPoI

The Kelpies?????

I don't think she'll fit in that contraption!

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