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Wind and Earthquake Protection

Wind and Earthquake Protection
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Copyright: Murray Lines (MLINES) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 4:18
Viewed: 2469
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is part of a huge weighting device weighing some 650 tonnes. It is almost at the top (level 91 of 101). It is designed as a dampening device by the Japanese architects. Apparently it is very effective also in dampening the effect of strong winds which Taiwan has on a reasonably frequent basis. Storms often pass here between the Philippines and China. Taiwan is on an active earthquake belt so maybe a good idea to include this item. Up close it looks like something from a spaceship.

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To Kilted-Arab: Well worth a visitMLINES 2 10-29 01:55
To rewshearer: DiameterMLINES 1 10-20 06:25
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Hi Murray,
Excellent composition.Nice colours and light.Well done.tfs.


Hi Murray, interesting item, but does it work??
Well composed shot and the colours and lights look great. And I like how yoou have cropped it. TFS

Sounds very big, Murray.
Good shot of a part of it.
Thanks for the info.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-10-20 4:56]

hi Murray. i like the compo and POV. nice colors and details. TFS


Would you believe I fly to Taipei on Sunday...and 101 will be my first port of call, was just reading about this dampener!

I like the way you've constructed this image, showing detail rather than trying to get too much in the frame. Very interesting shot, well done!

Great shot, Murray. Sharp and well composed, an interesting point of view. Quite impossible to get a real sense of scale, what sort of diameter is it?
Thanks for sharing

Hi Murray,
Very good photo.Beautiful detail and colours.
Best Wishes,

Hello Murray,
Interesting capture of an advanced technical nature!
But it is a great photo subject in it own right, providing fine lines great colours and interesting details!
Pablo -

Cool shot. I like the colors and the lines.


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