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photoblog image Ladybower Reservoir 3/7

Ladybower Reservoir 3/7

This shot taken at the base of the Ladybower Dam gives some idea of the strength of the construction that is required to hold back all the millions of gallons of water in the reservoir above. The small doorway is an entrance to the inside of the dam at that end.

Ladybower Reservoir 3/7

This shot taken at the base of the Ladybower Dam gives some idea of the strength of the construction that is required to hold back all the millions of gallons of water in the reservoir above. The small doorway is an entrance to the inside of the dam at that end.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2016, 00:39
Dam-keeper's cottage...built in to the dam! smile
Brian Walbey: What ever it no doubt would be quite damp inside.
Jolies chutes mais il n'y a pas beaucoup d'eau.
Brian Walbey: This is the 'dry' side of the dam Martine, if there was a lot of water I think the authorities would get a bit worried smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Jul 2016, 06:44
Victorian engineering at its most solid
Brian Walbey: Actually this dam was built between 1935 and 1943 although it does have that Victorian look about it.
Superb capture of this solid structure Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it seemed huge standing at the bottom.
Astrid showed me images the other day from Google of the reservoir above, Brian. What a magnificent spot. But I'm not sure I'd want to go inside?!
Brian Walbey: We only got to see one of the reservoirs but I find all such places amazing constructions. I don't think I'd want to go inside either!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jul 2016, 08:02
Oh I like this a lot Brian, the clam before the force. Solidity versus fluidity.
Brian Walbey: Fortunately there was no force that day Mike smile
Interesting to see the calm of this shallow water Brian, and to contrast it with the pent up forces held back by the dam.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, the water in the reservoir behind the dam was low so there wasn't even a trickle into this overflow pond.
No water seems to be leaking through - a good construction job.
Brian Walbey: An extremely solid dam, the water in the reservoir behind the dam was low so there wasn't even a trickle into this overflow pond.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 6 Jul 2016, 12:12
What attractive blues in the water, Brian
Brian Walbey: Presumably a reflection of what bit of blue sky there was at the time.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Jul 2016, 17:14
Proper engineering, something that we used to do very well. I wonder how often water goes down the face of the dam?
Brian Walbey: We used to be good at lots of things like this. The water level in the lake was well down so I guess it hadn't overflowed for quite a while.
Just imagine the scale of the disaster if this gave way Brian. Good picture
Brian Walbey: It doesn't bear thinking about.
i am impressed with the Ladybower Dam and your composition Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Jul 2016, 19:31
This is a great shot. LOVE the rocks and stones in it, and the touch of green.
Brian Walbey: One of those 'a part is better then the whole' sort of shots.
I like the colour of the water and the fine reflections
Brian Walbey: Presumably a reflection of what bit of blue sky there was at the time.

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