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Joakim Löber

Like a Hundred Years Ago

Alt-Asel (Vöhl), Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hessen, Germany

September 17, 2011, 11:40 CEST

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© 2011 Joakim Löber, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The landscape must have looked similar to this a hundred years ago before the Edersee Dam was built between 1908 and 1914.

The only thing missing is a small town (if you have the bridge in your back and follow the path, the former street) in the small valley. It had to go like two more villages down the Eder.

The handrail was stripped from the bridge and the town destroyed and torn down before the lake was filled. When the Edersee is full, the height of the water level is 9.8 meters above the highest point of the bridge. That's what the buoy is for, mark the foul ground in the lake when it's full.

The bridge is now being preserved. The last repairs in 1982.

During the year in the summer months, the water level is dropping until it's minimum sometime in autumn. In this year the springtime was very dry, so the Edersee is more empty than usual.

More information and pictures are on the German Wikipedia page of the Edersee.

Edersee.de has an interesting page about the water levels and which things appear at this level. Things in blue-filled boxes in the table are under water.
For contact information and more panoramas of Germany, check my personal website, Kugelblick.de

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 51° 11' 1.6" N
Long: 8° 57' 6.9" E

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

OpenStreetMap: © OpenStreetMap contributors

Equipment

Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 10.5mm, Novoflex VR-System PRO II, stitched with PTGui Pro.
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