Thursday, March 30, 2006


The Cannonsville Reservoir.

7 Comments:

Blogger Little Onion said...

Rutland Water is the biggest man made lake in the UK - similar story

A haven for wildlife but of course different to what inhabited the countryside before flooding

Good cycling too

http://www.rutlandcycling.co.uk/historical_rutland_water.htm

5:02 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Amazing stuff as always, Eric.

8:01 PM  
Blogger mattm said...

eric - this is a really emotive subject in North Wales and in many ways was the catalyst for the start of the Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Nationalist Party

You can find more at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capel_Celyn

http://www.gtj.org.uk/en/item10/13160

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4332312.stm

or google Capel Celyn - there are plenty of evocative photos of the drowned village there

11:55 PM  
Blogger . Gabi Greve said...

I think it is a great idea to have haiku like this connected with environmental problems.
My Japanese masters might object ... hahaha.

Anyway, this could be part of the World Kigo Database too, if the haiku provide a kigo of your area !

Well done !
GABI

. WHC World Kigo Database .

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12:37 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

thanks for the links, matt & LO . . . sometime soon i'll be posting some of the old postcards of the drowned villages on my walton-in-postcards blog, along with some recent photographs of the reservoir.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Borut said...

Really like this.Especially the eagle. In Amerindian mythologies, the Eagle stands for the supreme ruler of the universe. Back again...

2:18 PM  
Blogger Denis said...

A great piece, more than just haiga. Kudos!

1:24 PM  

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