Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Saturday trove

Today we tried an other stroll than usual - one that we should have tried long ago. Walking along (wet!) forest paths and climbing over this and that in the outskirts of town, we suddenly found ourselves facing this contraption. Any guesses?


Here is another tip:



And so the final picture:


We were standing on a small dam at one end of what was once part of the water supply to Bergen. This was apparently a mechanism for regulating the overflow of water or the supply to certain pipes. Apparently not quite in tip-top shape any more

25 comments:

imac said...

Very interesting, really great photos Rune and 1 fantastic post.
A great post for Photo hunt as well = Twisted lol.

GAWO said...

Så spennende. Hvor i all verden ahr du vært? Jeg har lyst på en søndagstur i morgen og da vil jeg gå et sted jeg aldri har vært før. Forslag til rute for meg?

GAWO said...

Herlighet! Jeg skriver fortere enn tastene kan klare å følge med meg ser det ut til. Men du skjønner sikkert like godt for det hva bokstavene betyr.

oldmanlincoln said...

I do know a little about gears and my first reaction to the first picture was an inclined railway but on second thought the one gear wouldn't get you very far. The middle picture brought the dam or spillway idea to my mind and the third one confirmed it. Nice photographs Rune. I enjoy seeing things like this.

Thanks too for your visits.

mrsnesbitt said...

THOUGHT IT WAS aRCHIMEDED SCREW TO START WITH!ubby would have got this me thinks.

KOSTAS said...

Really beautiful photographs, all the money for first!

boneman said...

looks like man's footprints in nature.
Wonderful conflict!

Lara said...

a great and informative post!

ChrisJ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your photographs are so sharp and clear -- and interesting.
From Legoland (almost).

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

That is about a 32 to 1 reduction on that gear, I seem to remember it being called a 'Worm and Gear"
You turn the worm 32 times to get one revolution on the gear to raise the sluice gate, this makes it easy to lift the gate.
I used to work with gear boxes in my work
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Kerri said...

Oh neat shots!!! Great post!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I come across just such things around these parts.. a lot of woolen and early northern cotten mills used water power.. small dams much the same as these are to be found now... these Sluce Gates are now rusted, but some of them are working condation and still used today.

I enjoy my visit and reading your post..

Paulie said...

Would have made a great ODD SHOT for Monday!!!!!! I love how you do this. I keep looking for old windows to do this with but so far no luck.

Finally got a comment on yoru Friday Skywatch also.

ANNA-LYS said...

The first shot is very sensual in its rawness. RuneE it is not easy to give You an Award, 'couse You got them all. But, I did it anyway, and it is meant for both Your blogs!


You can pick up the award at my blog, when ever it suites You!
<3

Seraphine said...

The well-oiled machine
runs out of oil
and stops, clinks
one last time,
returns to the water,
the air, the
oil-lactating bosom
which once fed it.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

I think this is a sistem to up and dowm a small floodgate!

Thanks for your visit to my SKY

Santilli

Andrea said...

Interesting contraption.

Gordon said...

An interesting post and great photos.

raf said...

Wonderful blog, RuneE. What a sharp eye you have for the camera. Thanks too for stopping by.

evlahos said...

wonderful series very well coptured

Ida said...

Flotte bilder! :)
Hadde aldri gjettet det.... Takk for avsløringen. Hehe.

david mcmahon said...

That first shot is wonderful. I took a very similar one three days ago, of a rusty bike chain!!

Your ``eye'' for a great shot is wonderful.

I'm a big fan of your work. Wish I had time to visit every day.

quintarantino said...

The firts photo is a perfect abstract work.
Well done, indeed.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I like the close up shot of the gears. Looks like this contraption is getting a little rusty from under usage.

Daryl E said...

Fascinating photos!