The rain reminds me that I never posted my pictures from the Brno dam and reservoir. I walked up there about two weeks ago. At the time the water volume was quite high due the floodwaters. It wasn't anything too extreme, but the open sluice certainly appeared to be at capacity.
You can get an idea of the perspective in this last picture &mdash see all the little people on the top and in the foreground? It is surprising how close houses are built to this dam. (You can't see them in the picture, but they are there, just off to the right of the generator house.)
Thank goodness for these old pictures. Otherwise I might have had nothing to post! This was the announcement that greeted me from the Moravian Library today:
"Z technických důvodů bude knihovna otevřena v pátek 28. 4. do 19.00 a 29. 4.–1. 5. zavřena
Děkujeme za pochopení." [Due to technical reasons the library will be open on Friday, April 28, until 7:00 p.m. From April 29 to May 1 the library will be closed. Thank you for your understanding.]
I understand the closure on Monday, May 1: it's May Day, or "Work Holiday" here. But what are the technical reasons that have caused the library to be closed today as well? I'm thinking it's "technically" vacation and they felt like not opening today, but then some people call me cynical.
Tags: Brno, water, photos