We're back to rain here on the west coast. I'm glad I was able to take advantage of the good winter weather to get some shots in of the city!
Today I finally got around to solidifying my travel plans next month. I will be leaving on February 14th to visit Norway, Sweden and Denmark! I was originally going to visit Finland but decided to save it for another trip given my time constraints. I can't wait to photograph the beautiful Scandinavian arctic and the canals of Copenhagen!
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Sledding at sunset - Vancouver's Gr.10/11 class were the first to head on their Winter multi-day expedition, so much more to come following their adventures! #takeahike 📸: @wfjohn
Nanaimo Dam, October 24, 1931.
"Contracted to Jamieson Construction Co Ltd of Vancouver, the dam was built over 1930 and 1931.
Incredible foresight was used when planning and designing the dam as they built it at an elevation to allow water to flow to Nanaimo by gravity instead of using pumps (although there are a few areas in Nanaimo that require pumping due to their elevation). The dam is formed in an arch configuration and leans downstream 32 feet. The City has saved (and continues to save) hundreds of thousands of dollars in electricity costs from having the dam built this way.
Completion of the dam was nearly a year behind schedule due to many setbacks such as the project being flooded out many times and a fire. The dam is 165 feet wide and 100 feet tall and is built of un-reinforced concrete.
The dam holds 2 million cubic metres of water and the reservoir is kept full. This creates the hydraulic grade line that allows Nanaimo's water system to be fed by gravity".
-City of Nanaimo Blog, Aug 07/2015