Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

Canal du Midi, France

The idea of creating a waterway as a shortcut between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea had captured the imagination of successive French Kings and governments since Roman times.  The regional route overland was slow, uncomfortable and haunted by bandits; the three thousand kilometre passage by sea took at least a month and was also dangerous as ships negotiating the Spanish coast dodged storms and Barbary pirates to pass through the Strait of Gibraltar.

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6 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

  1. What a beautiful photo. Very Monet.


  2. Like the muted colours and reflections.


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