|The view through the London Road Bridge.|
It is so cold, that I am suffering from "Blog Writers Block!" I do not want to go out in the cold and discover interesting little corners in my home town. I much prefer the warmth of my flat! I should not complain as it is 1c here, and not the -4c that it is Braunschweig, Basel and Berlin. I took these photos earlier in week, when I ventured out fully togged up in winter boots, thick coat, hat, scarf and woolly gloves. I really hate the cold! The photo right shows a typical canal bridge over the K&A canal designed by John Rennie the canal's engineer. This one is built of stone, as most are towards the Bath end of the canal. From Devizes onwards the bridges are brick built, and several brickworks were built along the canal to supply bricks for the bridges and locks. Many of the bridges still show ridge marks low down on the arch walls, marks made by the ropes as the horses pulled the barges through the bridge.
A word on the titles of these blogs!! I try to write titles with literary references. This one alludes to: "Ice cold in Alex," the famous film made in 1958 from a book by British author Christopher Landon and directed by J. Lee Thompson.