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Message 1947181 - Posted: 1 Aug 2018, 0:21:58 UTC - in response to Message 1947180.  

Yes, it reminded me of a portal, too. I liked it.
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Message 1948068 - Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 23:00:02 UTC
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My mother started walking around Louisville's public water reservoir(Crescent Hill) back in 1982, after my died. The walks were psychologically therapeutic. She continued that routine every day, no matter the weather, up until a few years ago. It's a very nice place to walk; it has good feng shui. I try to go up there, myself, in honor of my mother, who died last year.

It's about a mile or so around, and about 33 feet up on a hill. There's two basins holding water(about a 100 million gallons) that are pumped in from the river. Louisville goes through that much in less than a day.

These pictures are of my walk, today. It was hot, so no one was up there, but me. ;~)

First one is of the steps up the hill to where the walk around the reservoir begins:
(my mother's Toyota Camry in the foreground)


This one is the "Gate House" at the top of the steps. This is where the water comes in from the river, about 2 miles away. Inside the building are valves that control the flow.


A view toward one basin:


And a view from the far side:

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Message 1948070 - Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 23:06:01 UTC

Great shots.
Love the architecture- from when utility buildings didn't have to be ugly.
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Message 1948071 - Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 23:12:21 UTC

Is that the one Gordon that has the huge sand filter built into it?

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Message 1948073 - Posted: 5 Aug 2018, 23:20:17 UTC - in response to Message 1948071.  
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Is that the one Gordon that has the huge sand filter built into it?

Cheers.

Well, the water intake pumping station at the shore of the river probably does have some massive sand filters. (I'll go back tomorrow or the next day, and take some pictures of the intake facility, on the river.) It goes from there, underground through a 30 inch diameter main pipeline to the Reservoir basins in my pictures.

The water then goes from under those basins, into another set of basins across the street, for pre-treatment, and then, under another street to the actual treatment facility before getting sent out to everybody's homes.
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Message 1948099 - Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 3:34:40 UTC - in response to Message 1948068.  
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My mother started walking around Louisville's public water reservoir(Crescent Hill) back in 1982, after my died. The walks were psychologically therapeutic. She continued that routine every day, no matter the weather, up until a few years ago. It's a very nice place to walk; it has good feng shui. I try to go up there, myself, in honor of my mother, who died last year.

It's about a mile or so around, and about 33 feet up on a hill. There's two basins holding water(about a 100 million gallons) that are pumped in from the river. Louisville goes through that much in less than a day.

A beautiful place for a water treatment facillity!
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Message 1948186 - Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 18:00:18 UTC

I wanted to take pictures this morning to show the actual intake facility on the river. The river is behind these Louisville Water Company pumping buildings:



By the looks of the scaffolding, they're apparently doing some renovation on one of the buildings.



This grassy median starts just in front of those buildings above. A 30 inch main water supply pipe runs under the median for about two miles, and then empties into the Reservoir in my first set of pictures.



I went over to the other side of the river to show how the water plant is situated on the shore:

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Message 1948189 - Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 18:15:29 UTC

I can see why your mum enjoyed the walk around those ponds
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Message 1948190 - Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 18:17:25 UTC - in response to Message 1948189.  

I can see why your mum enjoyed the walk around those ponds

Yeah, she loved it. Not as many people go up there, anymore. I don't know why. It's free.
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Message 1949359 - Posted: 13 Aug 2018, 14:06:16 UTC - in response to Message 1949356.  

Nice shots.
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Message 1949379 - Posted: 13 Aug 2018, 16:21:45 UTC - in response to Message 1949356.  

Great pics, what camera and lens did you use?
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Message 1950867 - Posted: 20 Aug 2018, 8:29:31 UTC
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I happened to be in the Aldgate area of London yesterday. The council has spent a lot of time renovating the whole area.

In Aldgate Square I came upon this;



Odd? Well a still picture doesn't do it justice.

Here is a video (sorry about the movement I wasn't up close so had to zoom in)

https://youtu.be/oP7v4QntRJk

Parabolic Jets. Not seen that before.

Interesting
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Message 1950876 - Posted: 20 Aug 2018, 11:14:15 UTC - in response to Message 1950867.  

Those are really cute, and mesmerizing in a simple sort of way. I could spend a long time watching those. I bet the mechanics of the drain system is a lot more complicated than it looks.
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Message 1950895 - Posted: 20 Aug 2018, 13:30:11 UTC
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Laminar flow water features. Add colored light at night and it looks wonderful.
Laminar flow water with LED lighting at night.

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Message 1950928 - Posted: 20 Aug 2018, 18:03:07 UTC

Last night, I drove out into the boonies to go to my first ever drive-in movie. This is a totally new facility, just opened, last week. I didn't like the way the screen was constructed with the narrow vertical panels - the seams were visible, and I thought maybe that would disappear once the movie started, but no. It was very distracting. Are all outdoor screens made that way?



The concessions stand:



My parking spot. I got there early, but being a Sunday night, the lot didn't fill up much, lol.



The show started at 9 o'clock, with the moon shining down to say hello:

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Message 1951001 - Posted: 21 Aug 2018, 1:14:54 UTC - in response to Message 1950928.  
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Are all outdoor screens made that way?

That's the only one I've ever seen like that.
I'd suggest it was very, very cheap compared to the usual screen design.

Edit- the screen should look like this

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Message 1951014 - Posted: 21 Aug 2018, 1:46:46 UTC - in response to Message 1951001.  

It's weird to me that they would spend a lot of money on good state of the art projection equipment and not build a good screen.
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Message 1951392 - Posted: 22 Aug 2018, 19:50:43 UTC

Last Friday I was at an out door gig. There were four large screens in use, one as a backdrop to the band and the other three so that the audien e could see the group. All the screens were made from arrays of large led or lcd screens, and none of them had split lines. I'll try and remeber to post a couple of shots of the stage when I get home in a few days time,
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Message 1951420 - Posted: 22 Aug 2018, 22:16:01 UTC - in response to Message 1951093.  
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It's weird to me that they would spend a lot of money on good state of the art projection equipment and not build a good screen.

The one outdoor movie theater near me and near Ft. Lauderdale. Is much bigger and looks, when driving by, as a 'state of the art' screen.

My childhood memories of the 50's may be flawed. But I remember the screens being bigger back then.
I don't know about the 50's but I can definitely agree they were in the 80's, and they definitely didn't have that slatted look either. Looking at Gordon's photo taken during the film, the only time I remember a screening looking anything like that was if it was tipping down with rain and it was forming fast moving rivulets down the windscreen.
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Message 1951447 - Posted: 23 Aug 2018, 0:36:51 UTC
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To answer your question, not all screens are made that way. It actually looks like the screen isn't there yet. Might just be the backer for the screen which should wrap over that. They make advertising wraps to cover skyscrapers, they can make a white wrap the size of a screen. Wonder if they got caught out in a construction delay and had to open before everything was done?

<ed> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2xa5nyqFEI
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