June 20, 2010

From Afar


There is a bridge that leads to the intake tower at Yamaguchi Reservoir, also known as Lake Sayama.

The intake tower was built in 1934, the same year as the completion of the reservoir. It is said to be 35.2 meters tall, although you can only see 1/3 of it above water.

Would have loved to get a close up but only authorized people are allowed on the bridge. Darn.


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Sunday Bridges

22 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

That's a longgggg bridge - it would be cool to walk out there for the view!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

This could possibly one of those bridges in Japan my friend was talking about.

Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for the visit.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
You didn't "authorize" yourself?!
;-D

A unique contribution to Sunday Bridges!

Small City Scenes said...

I love the first shimmery shot. A very different type of bridge--but still a bridge. MB

Hilda said...

I love the silvery light on the water!

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful Kaori, lovely silver water too!

arabesque said...

i can understand your zoom in concerns. ^0^ but the first pic is already breathtaking. ^-^
definitely a lovely bridge.

T. Becque said...

You present such interesting things in your blog! I've never heard of an intake tower (but I don't live near water either).

VP said...

You have found a quite unusual bridge in a very interesting location. It's a pity you can't get any closer...

VioletSky said...

well, at least you don'thave random people spoiling the photo by walking on the bridge!

Ebie said...

Wow, this is a long stretch of bridge! Nice shot!

Ann said...

What is the tower for?

Tash said...

that is really, really beautiful. I love the silver light on the water and tower.

ρομπερτ said...

Beautiful. Worth to be a poem written about. Please have a nice start into the new week.

daily athens

Luckaa said...

It is great bridge.

Luna Miranda said...

it's a beautiful photo...so serene.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely silver tones. The tower looks like a castle turret.

ruma2008 said...

It is wonderful brightness and shadow...

Greetings.
ruma

Kaori said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for all the comments! I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's bridge photo on Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges :D

Ann, the tower has a pump that pulls the water out and it has a pipe along the bridge that takes the water to a pool nearby!

Lois said...

Very cool shot! I've never seen one of those before.

Rob said...

Amazing structures to think how deep they are below the surface.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

yes..fabulous bridge!! regards

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