Hamah is famous for the huge wooden water wheels, known as norias, which once scooped water from the river and deposited it into the aqueducts, which then supplied homes, public buildings and farms. These wheels are about 20 meters in diameter and still turn today, although their water is not used.
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Maverick182 (615) 2010-03-02 15:44
Ciao Matteo,bellissima foto,POV davvero eccellente e giochi di luce assolutamente perfetti.Complimenti.
batalay (38895) 2010-03-02 15:52
Interesting not complementing a very good photo. The light management is excellent, making the composition that much more effective. The 20 m wooden wheels are immense, but what is the period of this machinery 18th century, 16th or earlier?
yeln (11516) 2010-03-03 1:49
excellent composition view through the arcades. very effective photo.
- Copyright: Matteo Porta (mporta) (3810)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-200
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Syria 2010
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-02 14:11