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Water wheel (called Noria) dating back to the end of Byzantine times (14th century)
Syria, Hama, May 2009

These giant wooden wheels of 20 m. diameter scooped water from the Orontes river and deposited it into the aquaducts behind the wheel. The water then flowed to nearby fields and gardens. Of the more than 30 norias in Hama only 17 remain. They still turn today in summer time.
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Jan 16 2010 20:11 GMT lossieloon
Very impressive.
Jan 16 2010 20:12 GMT teddybear2
wow I agree with lossieloon very impressive
Jan 16 2010 20:14 GMT ashdad PRO
Impressive structure / ancient engineering!
Jan 16 2010 20:14 GMT fico
amazing
Jan 16 2010 21:01 GMT elsje323
very impressive
Jan 16 2010 21:14 GMT clintonfolks
going to my favs. wonderful photo and history.!!
Jan 16 2010 21:34 GMT Rabbitwmn
Wonderful shot & composition! It's amazing that so many of them have lasted .
Jan 16 2010 21:51 GMT fhelsing PRO
that's so beautiful!
Jan 16 2010 22:04 GMT MargNZ
Fantastic history Peter and a great photo ... thank you for sharing :)
Jan 16 2010 23:11 GMT janos
Very beautiful!
Jan 16 2010 23:14 GMT martini957
WOW WOW WOW...I LOVE IT!!!!!
Jan 16 2010 23:49 GMT Macfudge
This, and other things like this, allows us to appreciate the skills of past generations!:-)
Jan 17 2010 02:19 GMT potterjo
Beautiful image and interesting information.
Jan 17 2010 02:35 GMT beady
Interesting, good find
Jan 17 2010 04:01 GMT pnew
Beautyful engineering structure!
Jan 17 2010 04:48 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Beautiful old wheel!!
Jan 17 2010 08:59 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Jan 17 2010 09:11 GMT junne PRO
such an amazing design considering the times. in india too water came from a thousand miles to cool the walls of the palace and feed fountains in the ponds.
Jan 17 2010 09:13 GMT Danijela
Very interesting photo and info :) Hope they'll be preserved..
Jan 17 2010 09:13 GMT junne PRO
such an amazing design considering the times. in india too water came from a thousand miles to cool the walls of the palace and feed fountains in the ponds.
the photo has an hdr feel to it.
Jan 17 2010 09:36 GMT marioalbertina
Interesting explanation of the "Noria".
It is a word used also in Italian!
Jan 17 2010 10:19 GMT PhotoPro PRO
you captured it very well - and such fascinating info!
Jan 17 2010 10:47 GMT senna3
Thank you Junne.
I recently started to experiment with the light effect feautures of PhotoShop Elements. So it is not HDR.
Jan 17 2010 10:51 GMT senna3
Mario, I guess that even at the end of the imperium of Byzanthium the Roman language had still left its marks!
Jan 17 2010 10:52 GMT sini
Interesting image!:)
Jan 17 2010 11:09 GMT derkz
Very intresting item and a beautiful image
Jan 17 2010 11:21 GMT senna3
Thank you Sini.
Jan 17 2010 11:21 GMT senna3
Thank you Derkz.
Jan 17 2010 11:24 GMT senna3
Thank you Bill.
Jan 17 2010 11:26 GMT charlie26
Impressive wheel. Beautiful entry Peter.
Jan 17 2010 11:57 GMT marijke06
great history image
Jan 17 2010 12:31 GMT senna3
Thank you Jacqueline.
Jan 17 2010 12:34 GMT linnywv PRO
I can't believe the way they built that wheel! Amazing shot.
Jan 17 2010 14:00 GMT senna3
Thank you Linda.
They told us they use(d) willow-wood for the construction. Some information on the way hw it is constructed can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_wheel
Jan 17 2010 14:09 GMT qpidoremix
love the shapes
Jan 17 2010 14:15 GMT Jakeobean
Peter....this is absolutely amazing....a wonderful photograph of a great structure....we should make more use of the resources and power of nature....
Jan 17 2010 14:41 GMT Lalbabu
Stunning informative shot.Agree with junne's comment regarding India,in my country we had also some deep wells with steps to cool down & for irrigation.
Jan 17 2010 15:08 GMT Studio88
I Agree - Very Impressive ;-)
Jan 17 2010 15:18 GMT iyerhari
great shot, as on today no one can understand:)
Jan 17 2010 16:03 GMT Pietje
More than beautiful shot...
Jan 17 2010 19:00 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I really like what you did with the lighting here Peter - not over done - like sooo many works and especially hdr - that give a surreal instead of a more dramatic atmosphere like what you have created here.
Jan 17 2010 20:42 GMT Adamus
Amazing picture.
Jan 18 2010 08:37 GMT senna3
Thank you Qpi.
Jan 18 2010 08:39 GMT senna3
Thank you Jake.
Jan 18 2010 08:39 GMT senna3
Thanks for the comment Lalbabu.
Jan 18 2010 08:40 GMT senna3
Thank you Howard.
Jan 18 2010 08:51 GMT senna3
Thank you Iyer.
Jan 18 2010 08:54 GMT senna3
Thank you Piet.
Jan 18 2010 09:03 GMT senna3
Thanks for the nice comment Bill!
Jan 18 2010 09:07 GMT senna3
Thank you Adam.
Jan 18 2010 14:29 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful work ;-)))
Jan 18 2010 15:22 GMT senna3
Thank you Brynjar.
Jan 18 2010 19:14 GMT jomoud PRO
Ancient engineering!
Wonderful history!
Jan 18 2010 20:01 GMT senna3
Thanks for the nice comments John.
Jan 18 2010 20:36 GMT SIGMUND
stunning pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 18 2010 22:29 GMT pp11364
Wonderful shot.
Jan 19 2010 08:02 GMT senna3
Thank you Susana.
Jan 19 2010 08:18 GMT senna3
Thank you Tatyana.
Jan 19 2010 16:25 GMT jceca PRO
it's wonderful to see this ...
Jan 19 2010 20:50 GMT Nakolezestodoly
Very beautiful shot !!!
Jan 20 2010 07:30 GMT senna3
Thank you Jceca.
Jan 20 2010 07:31 GMT senna3
Thank you Nakolezestodoly.

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