Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Acquario (1)

On the evening of April 21 1933, the new town Acquarium was inaugurated, attended by the town's VIPs.

The building was built alongside the
Fishmarket so that the same water system could be used for both.

Still now the very same system is used for supplying water to the tanks: the water is pumped in from the end of the wharf with powerful pumps which drive it into two containers holding about 5000 litres each, placed at 10 metres above ground level, in the clock tower. It is then carried into the tanks along water ducts.


Saretta said...

Those fish look ominous somehow!

Kcalpesh said...

Nice blurred look! Seems to me like the motion blur!

brattcat said...

I love the effect you've got here. You put us inside the tank rather than outside looking in. Really creative.

amatamari© said...

Amazing and magical world submerged!
Beautiful monochrome photography: is a dream!