Saturday, June 13, 2009

PhotoHunt June 13 - 2009 - Lock



Papa is back on Photo Hunter - Hurray;-))
With more than one type of Lock.


Here you see a Cat in a travelling cage.
The Lock is made from plastic - just easy to turn and Lock.
The Cat? It's Stompa. My regular readers do know him. Photo from last year.

Then, we are leaving Norway and going East. To Sweden and the Gothic Canal.
(Göta kanal)

You are invited to the most western of all the Locks in this Canal.
At Sjötorp. At the eastern end of Lake Vänern, the greatest lake in the Nordics.
My friend Renny has often written from the area.

Enjoy the life and sceneries around Canal Locks. It's very special. Here it's how it works.


To elevate, the Lock has to be empty

Inside the Lock

Elevating

Approaching the top

On top

(I did travel on the Canals in Europe back in 1965 - Germany - Holland - Belgium - France - Switzerland - and experienced several hundreds Locks)

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25 Comments:

Blogger EastCoastLife said...

Welcome back to PH, Papa!

I have never seen a lock on the canal. We don't have them in my part o the world.

Happy weekend!

June 13, 2009 5:10 am  
Blogger RuneE said...

I have not experienced sailing in a lock - just looking at them, but I can imagine that it must be great fun (travelling on the British canals is high on my list).

These were beautifully made and even better documented!

PS Thank you for the kind comments. I quite agree - meeting bloggers you "know" face -to-face is of great value. I have met several, and I have a least one meeting scheduled for later this summer. Right now I'm in our cottage with Telenor's wireless "broadband"...

June 13, 2009 8:39 am  
Blogger Mar said...

Nice to see you around again, Tor!!
Great take on the theme ::wink::, your shots are beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend!

June 13, 2009 9:43 am  
Anonymous Deborah said...

I'm always intrigued by locks. These photos are lovely.

June 13, 2009 12:22 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Jack and I did the Panama Canal Cruise a couple of years ago and it was awesome to see the locks fill open and move those huge ships through!

June 13, 2009 12:47 pm  
Blogger jams o donnell said...

Ah now that must be great travelling Tor. Thise locks are so impressive!

June 13, 2009 1:37 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

Must be these canal lock day, I saw it on Mar's blog too, lol ! Didn't think about that.
Love Stompa in his cage, does he spend some time with you again this year ?

June 13, 2009 2:17 pm  
Blogger Tara R. said...

Love these shots. I've always thought that locks like these are so fascinating. Great set for the theme.

I'm kinda new to PH, so is nice to meet you.

June 13, 2009 2:26 pm  
Anonymous A. said...

Hello Tor! Great pictures of canal locks - I thought the same way as you this week.:) Apart from the lock on the travelling cage. That is hidden away so that he can't see it.

June 13, 2009 3:06 pm  
Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

I see that your canal locks are different from mine. I agree that most people don;t realize the importance of canal systems in history.

June 13, 2009 3:55 pm  
Blogger Meikah said...

Interesting take on the theme lock, and very informative, too. :)

June 13, 2009 5:03 pm  
Blogger YTSL said...

Wow, didn't realize there were so many European countries with canals. Previously, had only thought of England, Holland (Amsterdam) and Italy (Venice) as having them!

June 13, 2009 5:40 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting Tor!!

Grüsse from Germany
Zy.

June 13, 2009 5:47 pm  
Blogger NitWit1 said...

Good shots. I thought of Panama canal locks but I am a long way from there; also hemlock, hammerlock, headlock, interlock, etc. but no resources so I have somewhat mundane photos.

my post:
http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

June 13, 2009 5:59 pm  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

I love canal locks. Unfortunately we have none around here. Thanks for your friendly visit to my PhotoHunt and ABC Wednesday - your ABC sounds much more difficult!

June 13, 2009 7:33 pm  
Blogger luna miranda said...

interesting photos. i didn't know until earlier this evening that they are called locks.:D

thanks for sharing.

June 13, 2009 7:48 pm  
Blogger srp said...

Our locks here are small like this. I would love to see that in the Panama Canal someday. Large enough for huge cargo ships to go through.. a mechanical marvel.
Thanks for stopping by.

June 13, 2009 8:56 pm  
Blogger Petunia said...

Mye locked her, ja!
Kanskje jeg henger meg på dette en gang.

På abc bloggen legger jeg bare ut et bilde fra min ukes abc. En blogg uten bilder er litt kjedelig. på min blogg, har jeg ukens abc innlegg.

June 13, 2009 10:04 pm  
Blogger Patricia said...

Very interesting "lock" post, Tor. We live near Lake Okeechobee in S. Florida and there are several locks in the rivers or canals that flow in and out of the river. We've watched them in action, but never from a boat.

Thanks for visiting the creek.

June 13, 2009 10:09 pm  
Blogger Leslie said...

Love your photos for this week - particularly the cat int he box. :)

Trixie goes to the vet in her collar and harness.

Pyewacket went in the box, just like that one.

June 14, 2009 12:36 am  
Blogger Gärdsmygen said...

Se där!! Jag har aldrig åkt på Göta Kanal någon gång. Men att titta på slussarna i Trollhättan är ngt jag gillar. Det händer alltid något.
Tack för hälsningen!

June 14, 2009 12:44 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Yes, they are beautiful! You just reminded me that I haven't written about our trip there either. OH, there is so much unwritten!!!! Where has the time gone????

This week I know where it has gone, down the drain with the rain AND this is the first day I can sit properly. My back cracked again, so I haven't been able to move all week. Getting help on the toilet and uhum such romantic things.... *giggles*

...and now it's time for bed again, good night sweet friends!

June 14, 2009 10:43 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

OH fantastic love these locks...reminds me of my European holiday (long long ago)
Great PH :)
Thanks for visiting me too :)

June 15, 2009 10:32 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Whoever figured out the whole technology for locks sure opened up a whole world of navigation, Tor!

June 18, 2009 5:56 pm  
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