Transcript of video: Barrow Runs

Video of a watercolour painting by Thomas Burrowes that depicts workers constructing one of the lock stations. The segment begins by showing the painting in its entirety, with the locks under construction to the right foreground, a river dividing the scene, and men working on the other side of the riverbank to the left. The area has been mostly cleared of timber, and is rendered in earthen tones. In the background can be seen a collection of small wood buildings, rapids with a footbridge crossing and a forested tree line beyond. Stumps are visible protruding from the ground, and a workforce of about 20 men is scattered throughout the scene. The view then zooms in to the left side of the painting, where a group of men are busy excavating the shoreline in order to widen the canal. Five men can be seen dumping earth into wheelbarrows with wooden stabilizing struts on each side, attached to a long rope which is being pulled by another group further inland. The view then fades to black. Video is 16 seconds in duration.

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