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Uploaded: 12/25/03 12:34 AM GMT
Falkirk Wheel - Side
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The only rotating boat-lift in the world! Not the best shot but helps explain the others. Thanks for looking :o)

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+ppigeon
12/25/03 12:51 AM GMT
Where is this boat-lift?
In Belgium, we've a classic boat-lift for 1300 T boats and 74 m high
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MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!
alzco
12/25/03 12:58 AM GMT
Hey Pierre, Merry Krimpas!!!
This boat-lift is in Falkirk in Scotland. It's mainly used for canal barges I think. From what I know of it, it is the only one of its' kind. The section on the left revolves, with a barge in the top and one in the bottom. Mechanically it is a marvel!
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Ichiban
12/25/03 3:05 PM GMT
Good shot.
The reflection looks great.
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► Ichiban
alzco
12/25/03 3:44 PM GMT
Thanks Ichi, I have another shot head-on with better reflections, but don't want to overload on the wheel!
:o)
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::Piner
12/25/03 5:39 PM GMT
Amazing what engineers come up with.... Great shot, this one really clarifies the other shots of it.
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::JOHANNA
12/25/03 5:52 PM GMT
Very nice work,agree with Piner.
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Merry Christmas to All.
bassface
12/25/03 9:47 PM GMT
What does it do after it lifts the boat?
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+ppigeon
12/25/03 9:58 PM GMT
Bassface: A boat-lift permits to a boat to climb a hill which separates two different hydrographic areas.
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bassface
12/25/03 11:07 PM GMT
Ok, I had no clue...I really like this image. I use Megaman Icons for my desktop...and I can put them all over the place here, and they look like they are hangin out...it's really quite cool.
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mythica
12/25/03 11:12 PM GMT
I love this shot - the angle you have taken really captures the dynamics of the structure.
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Don't Panic!
alzco
12/25/03 11:14 PM GMT
Very true Piner and thanks :o)
Thanks Joost also :o)
Bass, it does wot ppigeon said :o)
Thanks Pierre :o)
:o)
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Shiznet
12/26/03 12:02 AM GMT
i like it very nice.... it looks like a space age thing the way its made.... very nice
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You only live once take it to the extreme -_- ^(_)^ Shiznet ^(_)^
+WinterNight
12/26/03 1:38 AM GMT
Now that I see this shot of it, I remember reading about this in Popular Science magazine, pretty interesting what it does.
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-WinterNight
alzco
12/26/03 2:07 AM GMT
Thanks Shiz :o)
Yeah Winter it's amazing how it works and the engineering that went into it.
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::ThisIsMOC
12/27/03 4:28 PM GMT
Its like a balance beam in a way, the weight of the boat in the air balances the weight of the boat (or water) in the bottom chamber, and then the two rotate around the common axis with minimal help from some electric turbines. Truly is a marvel of technology!
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alzco
12/27/03 4:49 PM GMT
Haha Bass, glad your wee men can hang somewhere :op
Thanks Mythica :o)
Well said MOC, it does just that. What's equally amazing is that the two chambers that carry each boat and water don't spill a drop!!
Thanks for comments on pic also :o)
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June
06/23/04 6:06 PM GMT
Very interesting. Tks for sharing.
JuneBug
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!"
shawnday
04/09/05 11:58 PM GMT
I certainly would have to argue with your claim that this is not the best shot. It is exceptionally well composed and the colours are superb. The engineering is a feat in itself, the aesthetics equally compelling and you have captured both in this shot.
Thanks.
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edoctober
06/30/05 1:44 PM GMT
A great shot of a great structure! You caught it glistening against a clear blue sky.
The darker ground and water avoids distracting the eye from the shining center of
interest. The cluster of boats adds cohesion too by countering linear thrust to the
outside of the picture, to a comfortable degree at least. An excellent capture.
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::johindes
02/06/11 10:45 PM GMT
Love this, I went there this last weekend and was awestruck. Sadly it was dull and grey, blowing a gale and throwing it dow with rain. I wasnt able to get as nice a shot as this and your others.
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