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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ABC Wednesday: L is for Lock

The first lock I'm going to show you is the Battery Creek Lock downstream from the James River, off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Virginia mountains near the NC border.

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The next shot is of the James River upstream from the Lock.
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Rather than type up the information about the lock, I am using a photo of one of the signs.
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Below is another shot of the James River near where the Lock is.
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One more sign with information about the lock.
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Following are some shot I took in the North Carolina mountains of another lock.
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This lock is for water from Bass Lake at the Moses Cone Estate in Blowing Rock, NC.
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The shots of the lock at James River were taken in October of 2007 and the ones of Bass Lake's Lock were taken in August of 2009. Click for the home of ABC Wednesday.

32 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

This river is really beautiful, I love the green wonderful nature in these pictures and so gorgeous reflections!
Very well done!
Léia

Judy said...

I love locks, this river is beautiful! Great shots here!

aka Penelope said...

This is an interesting take on locks. They are not the kind one thinks of initially… but locking the flow of water couldn’t be more important. What beautiful settings for both these mechanisms!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Beautiful river. I love locks -- these remind me of the canal ones we saw in England. Instead of the ones we go through on our River here in Florida, which look very industrial compared to yours.

Mar said...

Locks are so interesting, great shots and pictures, Carver!

L is for

Scriptor Senex said...

There's something attractive about locks anywhere, isn't there.

(My L is here)

Annie said...

I had no idea that either of these locks existed. Very interesting and your photos are great.

Roger Owen Green said...

I find locks fascinating; I saw one last year in Peterborough, Ontario.

Love that part of the country too; I was in Virginia a few years back.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. That is a terrific lock.

Mrs.D said...

wow! how historical...great composition!

Luna Miranda said...

locks are fascinating, they're an engineering marvel. beautiful, lush scenery.

Meryl said...

Oh how beautiful. Lock, lake, stock and barrel!!

Dhemz said...

what a beautiful picture of the river.

jewaicious said...

What a wonderful pictrip you showed us. The captures are stunning, and the historical facts are much appreciated.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super photos. The light is gorgeous and now I feel warm like on a sunny day. :)

Hildred and Charles said...

Gorgeous pictures and great information on locks. My mother grew up next to the Locks in Teddington, on the Thames.

zongrik said...

such beautiful shots!!

the locks are really interesting.

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Leslie: said...

I've never done a little trip like this where you have to open and close a lock, but I know people in England who do it all the time. I think it would be so peaceful to float down a beautiful river like these!

Leslie
abcw team

ChrisJ said...

I've through, and also visited a lot of locks in my time, but the largest was on the Panama Canal. That was quite an experience.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful shots Carver.

Horsoon said...

Beautiful shot of the James River in reflection :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful L word Lock. I love the peaceful feeling I get from the lock in the North Carolina mountains.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this interesting post! The photos are so clear and show how beautiful your country is! Great choice for L.
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

Team G Square said...

Sensational pictures....

Kim, USA said...

A simple lock could hold that much. A very interesting post and thanks for sharing.


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chubskulit said...

That's a great idea!

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Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

TheChieftess said...

Some beautiful photos and interesting information!!!

bluegrassnotes said...

Such lovely photos -- that was like having a little retreat in a peaceful place...

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scenery and photos, Carver. The river looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.Have a great day!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures! I had never seen a lock before.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

beautiful history. thanks for the tour :D

mine is up http://jerlalou.blogspot.com/2012/04/l-o-v-e-r-s.html hope to see u there

Suzy said...

Beautiful pictures and interesting information to go with it. Thanks for sharing.

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