curiouswombat (curiouswombat) wrote in photo_scavenger,
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Wheel.

I'm afraid I'm spamming a bit - I have another 2 or 3 to post as well...

This is the world's biggest water wheel. She is called Lady Isabella and is in the village of Laxey, about 4 miles from where I live. Her role was to pump the water from the lead mines until they shut in the 1920s.

As you can see, I took this picture at the end of winter, but never used it for anything! It is hard to get the real idea of size from the picture - she is 22.1m, (72.5feet) in diameter...

Laxey Wheel

If you want to learn more about Lady Isabella Click here.
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