The Locks of the Isle of Ré

by Mikkal Noptek March. 13, 2013 2572 views

March 05, 2013

Since the middle ages, the locks, which are fishing areas surrounded by stone walls, are the testimonies of an irreplaceable art of building and fishing. Building a lock requires thaousands of hours and hard work ?? 10.000 to 20.000 ?? ancestral workmanship and constant maintenance.
The wall built with stones without any concrete are very fragile. The mere fact of removing an oyster can cause a gap several meters wide.
The locks break the swell and protect the shore. The locks are disappearing. Nowadays, there are no more than about a dozen left on the isle, while there were no more than 140 at the beginning of the century.

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 4 months ago

Great framing on the first!

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Arie 7 years, 4 months ago

I like the panoramic view.

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G B 7 years, 4 months ago

I really like how you've framed the first photo ;) nice set!

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Domã©Lia 7 years, 4 months ago

Le site est très beau, mais la façon artistique de le présenter encore plus ! bravo

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Josy 7 years, 4 months ago

Tout ce set est enchanteur ! Petites merveilles que votre oeil a su sublimer !

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