The Falkirk Wheel, as the brochure claims a reinvention of the wheel. At the interchange between the Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal it transports boats in a rotating boat lift. The structure is 35 metres (over 100ft) high and uses two giant caissons attached to the wheel to lift boats up to the Union Canal while at the same time lowering boats to the Forth & Union Canal. The visitor centre explains the idea and the physics how the wheel works, the basic being the Archimedes Principle explaining that anything that floats displaces its own weight in water. This means that the wheel is always balanced and very efficient to run.
I hate being the one to ask the questions, I like finding the answers, if I can. My pics also blow. You and G have picked forts in NY. It was a fort during the revolution. Was. Now its something more. I also need to go to bed and want someone else to post a picture.
If you are in the football stadium you can look down on a building that has 'BEAT NAVY' written on the roof. Great cemetary too. Lots of history, tradition and state of the art all in one. Cool place to visit, given the chance.