Woah! That is so cool!
LIKE + YS
Its great what you find in the back roads of our wonderful country!
..... and what we then find to photograph!
Nice one Kevin
Liam, ... ain't it though
Jethro, You got that right. I wonder if we could scratch out a livin' by kickin' around the woods takin' pictures of old stuff?
Guys, a couple of details: we're looking at the flune that actually feeds the water wheel here. Notice the intersecting flune on the left - that is the primary feed from the creek several hundreds of feet back in the sticks. You can also see an intersecting flune on the right. That's coming from the water that has been diverted (from yet another creek) to the blacksmith's shop just up the hill aways.
Great photo Kevin! Google did not provide any translation for 'flune', but the picture actually illustrates it nicely I think. It must mean something like 'wooden construction that carries water to a place where a someone with too much time on his hands built a watermill but forgot the check if there was any water to make it turn'.
hahahaha !! Yes, Jeroen, that is exactly what a flune is!!! But really, that's what people in that area had to deal with. The topography in our mountain region didn't stop the determined from scratching out a living. This entire place is very well engineered and highly functional.
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Photo taken in Blue Ridge Parkway, 2551 Mountain View Road, Vinton, VA 24179, USA
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