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The Dam

By akw
The Dam at Lake Vyrnwy was started in 1881 and completed seven years later in 1888. It was the first large stone-built dam in the United Kingdom, and is built partly out of great blocks of Welsh slate. When built it cost 620,000, which today is around 22,000,000. The dam is 44 m (144 ft) high from the bottom of the valley, and 39 m (127 ft) thick at the base. The dam's length is 357 m (1172 ft), and has a road bridge running along the top. It is decorated with over 25 arches and two small towers (each with four corner turrets) that rise 4 m/13 ft above the road surface.

Tags: General Landscape and travel

Voters: helenlinda, Warriorpoet, jacekb and 21 more

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helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 9:17AM
That's a super composition and reflection Alan. Lovely colourful trees.

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Merlin_k Plus
11 39 13 United States
22 Mar 2009 9:22AM
Lovely reflection but the trees in the background are a bit washed out.
You missed off the bit of the history about the welsh village being destroyed (now sitting under the middle of the lake) in order to provide water for the english in Birmingham.
imjam 15 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 10:04AM
Nice shot, love the way the reflectio and bridge just lead right through the shot.
DeSilver Plus
12 14 12 England
22 Mar 2009 10:42AM
Nice composition on this image with the reflections caught very well.

morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2009 11:55AM
Superb image, well composed and wonderfuly reflections.
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
22 Mar 2009 2:47PM
What fantastic reflections, so well composed and captured.
franfoto 12 2 32 England
22 Mar 2009 3:19PM
Nicely composed shot with good accompanying information.
whiteswan01 12 13 England
22 Mar 2009 11:37PM
excellent the reflection is superb
Nettles 13 England
26 Mar 2009 10:06AM
super reflections and excellent POV.

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