A few words about the Burgundy Canal. Its length is 242 kilometers beginning at Migennes on the Yonne to Saint-Jean-de-Losne on the Saône. The construction began in 1775 and it was completed in 1832.
The Port of Pouilly-en-Auxois is the Continental Divide between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The Canal goes underground to traverse Pouilly in a tunel 3.3 kilometers long. Today the Canal is dedicated exclusively to pleasure usage. The port in Pouilly in fact has a maritime ambiance. There is a museum featuring the Canal. The design was done by a Japanese architect: Shigeru Ban.
Photo was taken with a Leica M8.2 with a Summicron 35mm f2 Lens.
Ther was not the luxury of the time for thoughts. I olaced myself between the two shadows and took one exposure as the light changed.
Photo taken with a canon D5 and a 17-40 mm L Lens at 17mm.
I’ve talked to several people who were doing a cruise on the “Impressioniste” They raved about the food. The cruise are spendy but you are wined and dined like royalty. If I was doing a vacation in France I would definitly set aside a week for a cruise on the Burgundy canal.
Photo taken with a Leica M8.2 and Leitz 35mm. f2 Lens.
I will quickly run out of names for images taken on the Burgundy Canal. This one was taken towards Auxerre. Could be that the Gold Coast Region was named for the light. Not that it is golden but it certainly is precious. More likely it was so named because of the hillsides lined with those Burgubdy grapes. The wine was in fact exchanged for gold. But no. Research has shown that it was so named for the gold color the vine leaves took in the fall. It is the only Region in France not named for a physical attribute of its land.
Photo taken with a Leica M8.2 and a Leitz Summicron 35mm Lens.