An international involvement of VR panoramic photographer to capture the Summer Solstice over an 72h period. For more information and everyones entry see The World Wide Panorama site. More than 110 photographers in 32 countries around the world create VR panoramas with the common theme of World Heritage.
The Rideau Canal is my contribution for the event.
The Rideau Canal joins Kingston and Ottawa Ontario with a series of
scenic lakes, rivers, and canals. Conceived after the War of 1812, in
case America tries to invade Canada again, to be a war-time supply route to
Kingston and the Great Lakes from Montreal. Construction started in 1826
by Colonel John By, to change an old Indian canoe portage route into one of the
greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. Completed in 1832 with a
total of 49 locks joining 202 kilometers. It is now the oldest
continuously operated canal in North America, working today much as they did
then. The Rideau Canal is a National Historic Site of Canada and Canadian
Heritage River it is slated to be a
World heritage Site in a few years.
For more information see the Rideau Canal Waterway.
Kingston Mill, Locks 46-49
Lower Brewers, Lock 45
Upper Brewers, Locks 43-44
Jones Falls, Locks 39-42
Old Slys, Locks 26-27
Ottawa, Locks 1-8
Also see Rideau Falls as it enters the Ottawa river also taken during the Sumer Solstice 2005 version of the WWP event.
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