Scale: WeeklyPhoto Challenge

This week we examine the interrelationship between size, placement and scale.  Who knew the Sydney Opera House was so small?  Or that Sydney lamposts were so tall?

At the other end of the scale (see what I did there?) we tend to think of our boat as being fairly big.  Certainly no-one wants to share a lock with us when we’re on a canal, and smaller boat owners get pretty antsy when we approach to moor beside them.  When we enter a river lock, however, or are viewed from way up on a cliff, we’re quite small really.

The aerial view is taken from the Citadel at Besancon, France, and we are the white oblong shape moored against the pontoon on the right.  The other is a sister ship the same size as ours, taken as we both negotiated one of the deepest river locks in France.

And finally, just to give you an idea of how small French lock-keepers are…

this is me, bottom left, sorting out our rope before attaching it to the hook the lock-keeper is dangling, so we can secure ourselves before he starts filling the lock. Yes, we do use the satnav on the boat… 🙂

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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  7. Stephen Rees says:

    You are not talking to yourself. I will be taking pictures of a really big cruise ship going through the Panama Canal later this month.

    When I used to take narrow boats through the British Waterways I always liked the feeling of going up in a boat in a lock, and it was nice to relive that on the Canal St Martin a few years ago. Should be even more interesting in the Eurodam!

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    • Sandra says:

      I’m sure the Canal St Martin would have been the experience of a lifetime. We never actually got to Paris on our boat, though we always intended to. Have a lovely trip!

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  8. Other end of the scale? I get it, Sandra. 🙂 Perfect choices.

    janet

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