|Standing by the remains of the last canal bridge before the original canal wharf|
|When is a garden wall not a garden wall?|
We walked on along the path of the canal bed, past buildings that would have been on the canal-side, with distinctive architecture including these split level houses which can be accessed on the top floor at street level the other side of the wall.
We looked out for visible signs of the presence of the canal in the landscape and built environment, and the closer we looked, the more there were. After Llanllwchaiairn village we passed under a bridge along the dry canal bed. Later that day, in Newtown Textile Museum, I saw this postcard of the canal in water at what looked like that very site.
Further along we passed canal-side buildings, including a wattle and daub cottage, and another bridge, this one with an iron fish-bellied bridge deck.
|The fish-bellied bridge between Llanllwchaiairn and Pwll Penarth photographed at sunset in February 2015|