Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Theme Day - Water

Built from 1813-1816, the Old Mission Dam in Mission Trails Regional Park is one of the oldest water projects in the western U.S. Using lime and crushed seashells as mortar, Indians and Spanish settlers used ropes, pulleys, and hand labor to build this 250 foot long, 10 foot thick, and about 12 foot high dam. Get into the flow by checking out other Daily Photo cities with water as the theme:
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Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Paja, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix - Bostonscapes, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Cypress (TX), USA by Riniroo, Dallas/Fort Worth (TX), USA by A Wandering Soul, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, East Gwillimbury, Canada by Your EG Tour Guide, Evry, France by Olivier, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hampton (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jakarta, Indonesia by Santy, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Lake Forest Park (WA), USA by Azure, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Mo, London, UK by Ham, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Marseille, France by Alex, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by John, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minsk, Belarus by Olga, Monrovia (CA), USA by Keith, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Nancy, France by yoshi, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norfolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Norman (OK), USA by Chad & LaCresha, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Odense, Denmark by ania odense, Omsk, Russia by Nataly, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Oslo, Norway by Lothiane, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Paris, France by Eric, Paris, France by Gordio, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Pont-à-Mousson, France by Tintin-j, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Portland (OR), USA by NWgal, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Portsmouth (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salem (OR), USA by jill, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by atc, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sequim (WA), USA by Eponabri, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Shanghai, China by Jing, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Suffolk (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Nathalie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Toruń, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Virginia Beach (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Washington (DC), USA by Rachel, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Williamsburg (VA), USA by ptowngirl, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn

19 Comments:

Blogger Hyde DP said...

quite fascinating

Tue Apr 01, 12:37:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Sally said...

That's rreally interesting. What a great feat of engineering.

Tue Apr 01, 03:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger magiceye said...

looks lovley... could spend a couple of days there too!

Tue Apr 01, 04:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

I have never seen this dam. . .very interesting facts.

Tue Apr 01, 06:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Impressive! Ropes and pulleys... Can you imagine? Very interesting.

Tue Apr 01, 09:41:00 AM PDT  
Blogger zentmrs said...

Great shot of the dam! I almost went there for this month's theme photo too. Glad that you did - you do such a great job explaining the history.

Tue Apr 01, 09:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tanya said...

Great photo! I have alot of great memories of Mission Trails! (we lived in Santee before leaving San Diego)

Tue Apr 01, 10:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Olivier said...

une tres belle photo, le paysage est superbe
A very beautiful picture, the scenery is beautiful

Tue Apr 01, 10:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jilly said...

What a lovely photograph and fascinating story. You learn something every day on CDP. Nice one for the theme day, Felicia.

Tue Apr 01, 11:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger alice said...

A great shot for a great story! And Happy Belated Anniversary to your blog! Today is water, but yesterday needs Champagne...

Tue Apr 01, 11:53:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Sally said...

...oh, and Happy 2nd Birthday!

Tue Apr 01, 01:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Ken said...

Amazing, it's hard to believe the amount of work involved.

Tue Apr 01, 02:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jim said...

Looks like its held up well over the years.

Tue Apr 01, 07:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kris McCracken said...

That is an incredibly cool looking dam. It must have taken an awful lot of beavers and awful long time! ;)

Great pic!

Tue Apr 01, 07:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger brian said...

ncie shot - i like the angle you took it...

Tue Apr 01, 08:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chuck Pefley said...

I really like your tilted perspective with this image. Lovely!

Tue Apr 01, 11:00:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Greg said...

That would have been hard work to build, thats for sure!

Great choice for the theme day, love it

Wed Apr 02, 03:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Steve Buser said...

I love the old history of public works that you have captured.

Wed Apr 02, 04:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Neva said...

This is a lovely photo.Great choice.

Fri Apr 04, 05:23:00 PM PDT  

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