The Marmore's Falls
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|Before starting our north Italy tour, here are the last photos from our previous visit in Italy |
The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore's Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m (541 feet), making it one of the tallest in Europe and the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m (272 feet).
It is located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria.
Its source is a portion of the waters of the river Velino (the rest of the river flows into a hydroelectric power plant), after flowing through Piediluco lake near the community of Marmore. It pours into the valley below formed by the river Nera. Its flow is turned on and off according to a published schedule, to satisfy the needs of tourists and the power company alike. Tourists try to be there the moment the gates are opened to see the powerful rush of water.
the upper photo was taken before the water was switched on.
the lower photo was taken in powerful rush of water.
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Wonderful capture and falls
Great POV and composition
What a wonderful shot from the lovely nature...
Excellent details like a postcard. I love it.tfs.