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Report - Water filtration plant, Washington DC USA 22/12/07

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by kts262, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. kts262

    kts262 28DL Full Member
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    Started off my week of explorations with a quick little visit to a water filtration site that provided DC with most of it's water for 80 years.

    Some history:

    Built in 1905 the Sand Filtration Site, Its innovative system of water purification, which relied on sand rather than chemicals, led to the elimination of typhoid epidemics and the reduction of many other communicable diseases in the city. The 25-acre site consists of regulator houses, sand bins, washers and underground sand filtration beds. A legacy of the City Beautiful Movement, the complex is an engineering wonder that served its original purpose until 1986.

    My friend and I had scouted this site out last weekend after checking on a few other locations. A few holes in the fence made for easy sneaking in. If only it's hadn't been high noon and on a busy street. Fast forward to a week later and all the fencing is patched up. Damn they move quick. Luckily it was just metal twisty ties so a bit of work and we were in. We got in about an hour before sunrise, but sunrise never came. A cloudy day made for some tough shots but I got to play around with light painting and long exposures. Not my best work but when you're shooting in the dark what do you expect?

    Black and white


    Beam me up


    Rusted out manhole



    Pretty sky

    Leaping off the frame

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