Just like last week, I'm going to offer you extra art: not one, not two, but THREE versions of this painting:
Image credit WikiArt. The Cat in the Mirror, Balthus, 1978, oil on canvas, 67" x 71", held in a private collection.
The Softer Side of Ultrarunning (anything beyond 26 miles) ...philosophy...politics...other stuff
WILLIAMSPORT — The U.S. National Park is helping to breathe new life into an iconic national and Washington County landmark along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.
Park service officials on Thursday announced the award of a design contract to a Virginia firm that will create the plans for a complete restoration of the stone-arch Conococheague Aqueduct, which last carried canal across the creek in the early 1920s.
"While we have photographs of boats going across aqueducts, no one living has ever actually boated across one" on the canal, said Kevin D. Brandt, superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. "... It's going to be a one of a kind experience here in Williamsport.”
Once completed in conjunction with several related projects, Williamsport will be the only place in North America where boaters will be able to ride over a watered aqueduct, under a railroad lift bridge and through a working canal lock, Brandt said.