Friday, November 13, 2009

The submerged village

Pentax K10D + Zeiss Distagon 25/2.8

The village of Vilarinho das Furnas was located on the slope of a valley, overseeing the Homem river, in Northern Portugal. In 1971 a hydroelectric dam was built on the valley. The population was relocated and the village got almost entirely submerged.

Some say that in times of drought, if the reservoir level is sufficiently low, the church steeple can be seen rising above water.

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