Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Acequia Madre

According to Wikipedia an Acequia is a community-operated watercourse used in Spain and former Spanish colonies in the Americas for irrigation. Particularly in Spain, the Andes, northern Mexico, and the modern-day American Southwest, acequias are usually historically engineered canals that carry snow runoff or river water to distant fields.

The name of the road that this acequia runs along is Acequia Madre. Just a little south of Canyon Road and a lovely road to walk on.

23 comments:

Olivier said...

eau vive ;) en ete il doit etre sympa ce petit ruisseau

AGMPRISMA said...

Nice shot, Randy, you remember me than water is so important as a mother.
Greetings from Nort Spain.

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting information about acequia! Thanks for sharing.
Léia

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Nice cool color in a sunny place.

Rick Forrestal said...

It's always nice to walk next to running water.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow it's like a stream running through the city. How cool!

Kathy said...

Interesting historical facts, Randy. Wonder how old this one is?

TexWisGirl said...

neat! thanks for the education. guess it's like the roman aqueducts.

VP said...

I have never heard of this before, thanks for the info!

Luis Gomez said...

This is really interesting. Thank you Randy.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This is a nice feature in your town.

Sharon Anck said...

I love it when I learn something new! Thanks.

Lowell said...

I've know of these things but I've never seen one quite this nice!

José Mendonça said...

Yes, I actually remember this in Peru!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's one of those wonderfully simple ideas that works so well and always will. Tres interesting post Randy.

Tanya Breese said...

it looks much better than a regular old ditch!

RedPat said...

It looks so refreshing, Randy!

cieldequimper said...

I bet it cools you in the summer too... But why madre?

Birdman said...

I would have taken this settng too.

Judy said...

I like this a lot!

Kate said...

An ancient and effective method.

Michelle said...

I like this water feature in your city. Interesting.....

Paul said...

That would be a nice place to walk... Another nice find!