**..The silent valley..**

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Comments (7)

david g Johnson on March 5, 2010

A still evening, at Ladybower Dam....DJ.

CarlStaffanHolmer on March 12, 2010

What a view! With the sheeps, and the snow still on the ridge!

david g Johnson on March 12, 2010

Cheers Carl, this is one of our favourite areas and visit regularly..good for cycling, walking or just to take in the total peace..The villages of Ashopton and Derwent, were dismantled and flooded to make way for the dams years ago..at low water during hot summers,, some remains of buildings become visible..and attract many visitors,- DJ.

CarlStaffanHolmer on March 13, 2010

I have read about the church ruins in Derwent, with the spire that were meant to be left intact, but blown away for safety reasons, and all the graves that were dug up and reburied in another place. It sure awakes strange feelings, if your own neighbourhood with its history was drowned?!

Btw, I have been wondering about a word and not able to find it in any dictionary for years. Now when I was going to ask for your help because you were more or less standing on the subject when taking this picture, I did find a sign for it in the street view ;-)) It was "Cattle Grid"! The Swedish word is "Färist" Fä is an ancient common word for animals with cloves on a farm, and rist could be translated to shake or bars, so "cattle shake" which is the only words I earlier managed to put together was perhaps not so far away anyway? ;-)))

Herb Riddle on April 6, 2010

Lovely lighting makes this another super reflection shot DJ. A cracker of a shot but alas, no church spire in sight? I have often looked for it when passing here when the water was a bit lower than this. Cheers, Herb

PS I am sure you will have seen one of my similar

Amelia Royan on April 12, 2010

Perfection of reflection! Such peace and solitude, DJ. We must get across to Derbyshire one day :)))

Greetings, Amelia

david g Johnson on April 13, 2010

Thankyou for your comment...'The Silent Valley' is the title of a book widely available, which explains the history,and with plenty of old photo's of the Derwent valley and the building of the dams.. The remains of 'Derwent village' lie deep below the water that you see here...and 'Ashopton village' a few hundred metres to the right...Regards,,DJ./UK.

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  • Uploaded on March 5, 2010
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    by david g Johnson
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D90
    • Taken on 2010/03/04 17:10:01
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