March 16, 2007

engineering as art flickr pool

This flickr pool is highly recommended. Found it while searching pictures from Prince William Forest Park, which led me to this nice picture:

- Of steps behind a dam built by the CCC during the construction of Prince William Forest Park. If the image is from the spot I think it is, then the pool is filled by diversion of water from a stream and returns to the stream a bit further downstream (that is, it takes what was a C-shaped bend and makes it a D-shaped pair of flows). Originally intended for recreation, the pool now exists only as a piece of the 'natural' hydrology.

Image by flickr user kewlwhlz.

March 10, 2007