2015-08-31

Hjälmaren Canal and lock

Hjälmare Kanal och sluss vid Hällby
 Hjälmaren Canal and locks at Hällby

Lake Hjälmaren and Lake Mälaren are two of the largest lakes in Sweden. This is a 13 kilometres long canal that connects Lake Hjälmaren with Lake Mälaren in Sweden. 9 canal locks lower the boats 22 metres down to Lake Mälaren. Lake Hjälmaren is located about 30 km north of where I live. When I was a kid we had a summer cottage there.

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Bridge at Sundbacken, Värhulta



Hällby Mill where the canal passes a small lake
I was so taken by the beauty of the growth on the poles I forgot to take photos of the old mill.


Hällby Lock with my friend on top in a red jacket.

Hjälmare Docka, close to Arboga town, where the boats are stored in winter.
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And, of course, I had some fun :)


Hjälmaren Canal on wiki   Hjälmare Kanal on wiki


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20 comments:

  1. LOvely series of photos! Bravo!

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  2. Marvelous captures indeed!! I do love the waterfalls!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  3. Must bring back happy memories of your childhood. It looks a magical place.

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  4. Pretty views of the water and the locks. Great shots, enjoy your day!

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  5. Lovely series of shots and I would have loved being ina baot along the canal and manoevering through the locks. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a pretty place. I bet it was nice having a cottage there to visit. Loved your playing around shot.

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  7. neat canal and man-made falls. :)

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful views.

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  9. Beautiful shots! Looks funny to see those boats out on dry land.

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  10. A great place for a summer cottage! A lovely canal and bridge. I bet you had wonderful summer days there!

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  11. Beautiful set of photos. I am fascinated by canals especially those with locks like this. Such a marvelous invention.

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  12. I see that those locks are really needed by the big difference in water high. Nice serie.

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  13. Hei! Flotte motiv og flotte bilder!

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