A few nice water images I found:
Image by bogdog Dan
IS IT REAL?
This waterfall is a water object in a park in Schaumburg, IL – USA. The park has a pond, colored pavers, retaining walls, planting beds, fountain and painted ornamental ironwork. It is an "open space" within the city. Many of the suburbs in the area have them…. its all part of Generica (Generic + America).
This waterfall was part of a designers plan. The stones were laid by tradesmen and the water was made to flow across them to give people a feel as if they were viewing the beauty of nature. My photograph has obviously been processed, in the same manner that the designer of this water fall used. I wanted to let the viewer feel as if they were remembering a natural water fall from their past. I tried to give it a dreamy feel.
ENGINEER vs PHOTOGRAPHER
The question arises – Is a manufactured environment or memory wrong? As the designer layed out each part of this water fall – I layed out the coloring of each pixel. The result is engineered. The designer’s calculated, gentle drop in elevation and my calculated cropping of parked cars in the background. We both try to achieve the same.
RIGHT or WRONG
People are more affected by other people than any other factor in our lives. This makes sense that we can create emotion through artwork. I hope that this artifact and my presentation will bring the viewer some joy. Many people will be able to see the processed environment that has been created, but will still enjoy the photograph.
Water Museum – Station de pompage à vapeur Barbadinhos (Salle des machines à vapeur)
Image by pedrosimoes7
Water Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Museu da Água, Lisbon, Portugal
O acervo do Museu é constituído por um conjunto de peças provenientes do serviço do abastecimento de água – ferramentas, canalizações, contadores, aparelhos, instrumentos vários – que documentam a actividade da Empresa, e a que se juntaram fotografias e documentos. Na colecção destacam-se as máquinas a vapor e as bombas que estão na Estação Elevatória a Vapor dos Barbadinhos, o seu Núcleo-Sede. Integram também a colecção objectos de pintura, escultura, fotografia e tapeçaria.
EPAL, S.A. – Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres
Rua do Alviela, 12 1170-012 Lisboa (a St.ª Apolónia)
Breve Historial do Museu
Em 1920 foi criado o primeiro serviço destinado aos “trabalhos de desenho, arquivo, biblioteca e museu” na Companhia das Águas de Lisboa, no qual deveriam ser apresentados diversos tipos de bens relacionados com o abastecimento de água tais como canalizações, contadores e outros objectos. A Estação Elevatória a Vapor dos Barbadinhos sofreu uma adaptação decorrente da sua desactivação e foi destinada à instalação de serviços e do acervo já existente, tendo sido possível preservar as bombas e as máquinas a vapor. O Museu da Água inaugurou em 1987 com sede no núcleo instalado na Estação dos Barbadinhos, onde actualmente se mantém, e com dois outros núcleos, o Aqueduto e a Mãe D’Água das Amoreiras. O Reservatório da Patriarcal tornou-se o seu terceiro núcleo desde 1994.
Destinée à l’elevation des eaux provenant du fleuve Alviela, jusqu’au réservoir Verónica et Jusqu’à la citerne du Monte, la station de pompage à vapeur Barbadinhos, inaugurée le 3 Octobre 1880, a permis d’augmenter considérablement le volume d’eau fourni à la ville de Lisbonne.
Son principal équipement, constitué de quatre machines à vapeur construites dans les ateliers de E. W. Windsor de Rouen, ont fonctionné jusqu’en 1928.
Les machines dont la vapeur était produite par cinq chaudières sont toutes du même genre: pistons verticaux à deux cylindres chacun, avec chemise à vapeur – système Woolf – d’expansion variable et de condensation.
The steam Pumping Station of Barbadinhos, inaugurated in 1880, is held in a typically 19th century industrial building. The equipment was initially composed of three machines built at the E. W. Windsor factory in Rouen. They were two cylinders, with a steam shirt Woolf System, of variable expansion and condensation. Machines 1 and 2 were destined to elevate water to the Middle Area at 63 meters height; Machine 3 elevated water at 42 meters. In 1889, a fourth Machine of the same type was acquired serving both Middle and Low Areas.
The main equipment, composed of four steam machines built by E.W.Windsor, was operating nonstop until 1928. The machines of the Woolf system were all of same type.
Destined to the elevation pf water from Alviela to thr reservoirs of Veronica and Monte, the Pumping Steam Station, due to the machinery and also due to its operating possibilities, constituted a major interest in the field of industrial archeology and is the pride of Water Museum today.
Image by saracino
Oceania, New Caledonia, playing in the water of Koumac bay