Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UBC 9 - AtoZ - Hoover Dam

Day 9  of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter H for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge


H is for  ...  Hoover Dam


I struggled with "H".  I couldn't think of a single thing to write for this letter. Then decided that as my "G" post had been quite wordy, I would say as little as possible and let the pictures do the talking.

So here is the Hoover Dam in pictures. (My picture doesn't do it justice as it is quite a spectacular sight).



taken from the top of the dam


The Arizona - Nevada border. It felt quite weird standing on this spot - one foot in Nevada the other in Arizona.







Slanting power grids - my son was fascinated with these.



Inside the Hoover Dam



Here's a picture that gives a better perspective on the dam.

image credited to kaddy64 http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/


Hoover Dam is considered to be one of the Architectural / Engineering wonders of the world so I am grateful I got a chance to see it.

Have a very happy day.

Warm Regards
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66 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to visit! I'd love to go there someday. I enjoyed the pictures!

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    1. Thanks Jessica - it is definitely worth visiting.

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  2. Fascinating! Added to the wish list :)

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    1. Hi Shilpa - hope your wish comes true :)

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  3. You rock behind the lens as well :-) Awesome pics - 'to see' list and 'to read' list keeps growing, thanks to A-Z :-) Laxmi

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    1. Aww thanks Laxmi. Though my photography is pretty much point and shoot!

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  4. We drove over Hoover dam and didn't see it. Great pictures.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Joyce - oh that's too bad. It's really worth seeing.

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  5. added to my bucket list too :) nice clicks

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    1. Thanks Priya. Hope you will get to see it.

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  6. beautiful pictures !!! The movie Transformers comes to my mind immediately when I saw the second pic ! :D

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    1. Thanks Dhiren. Glad you liked them.

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  7. Awesome. We were too tired and wasted in Vegas to make it, and it sure looks like a miss. Your pics are lovely. Great memories, eh?

    Cheers
    Meera

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    1. Thanks Meera - this was worth seeing, thanks to my brother who insisted we should go.

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  8. So beautiful. We went to the Hoover Dam when I was in High School, during an Easter vacation. I rmember swimming in Lake Mead, going on the tour of the dam and camping out there. The whole area was great. Thank you for showing those picures.

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    1. Thanks Mary. My Lake Mead pics didn't turn out so good. It is a beautiful area.

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  9. I am fascinated with the slanting power grids too! Thanks for sharing these pictures of Hoover dam.

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    1. Hi Shail - there is a reason why they are slanting but can't remember now.

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  10. Nice photos! We never did go inside to check it out. It was more a transit visit on the way to see the Grand Canyon!

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    1. Thanks Roshni - it was a very interesting tour and I'm glad I took it.

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  11. I always wanted to stand at the borders. I finally did at UP , haryana and rajasthan .hehe
    its fun to check the mobile messages there . By the way spectacular dam it is I guess

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    1. Hi Afshan - yep border places are always exciting.

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  12. I love the border bit Suzy. Arizona has featured in Nancy Drew Novels for me. Nevada in Bold and the Beautiful. I need to make a trip for the twain to meet now!

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    1. Hi Blogwati Gee - it's fun when you can relate to other things. How cool, I never thought of it that way.

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  13. Lovely pics .. specially the ones taken from the top !

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    1. Thanks Ruchira - it was actually quite scary to look down. I had these horrible visions of the camera slipping and crashing down. Thank God for wrist bands.

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  14. I have seen a similar dam on the Zimbabwe-Zambia border called the Kariba Dam.
    Phew... it was a stunner like this one.

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    1. Thanks for that - I hadn't heard of it but yes, that is pretty spectacular too (yay for internet).

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  15. Enjoyed the post thoroughly Suzy. Even I am fascinated by the pic of slanted grid. I hope to see the world someday too.

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. I'm sure you will.

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  16. Pictures that speak so much more than words could ever have! I am falling in love with the way your pictures talk. Once again, a post well done Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Naina you're so kind. Glad you like my posts :)

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  17. Slanted grids seem sooo fascinating :) Lovely pics all of them with a special memory etched in them :)

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    1. Thanks Sridevi. Each picture brings back a moment. So true.

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  18. Wow! A great sights. I spied a lovely woman in one of the pics - that was a great sight too! ;)

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    1. Awww thanks Corinne. That's so sweet.

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  19. Enjoyed looking at your amazing photos and learning about the Hoover Dam. Pretty incredible structure. You can feel its power and size from your great photos. Thanks for the virtual journey to the dam.

    Cattitude and Gratitude

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    1. Thanks Writercat. It is an amazing structure - you have to be there to truly appreciate its magnificence.

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  20. Great pictures! I drove over it one time but didn't really see it:(

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    1. Thanks Talya. It's worth stopping and having a look.

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  21. We have a Hoover Dam here in Ohio...much smaller and not as pretty. Would love to visit the real Hoover Dam!

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    1. oh how cool Jenn. I didn't know that. It was originally called the Boulder Dam!

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  22. It is beautiful, Suzy! I've never been inside a dam!

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    1. Thanks Vidya. It was an interesting tour though parts of it were quite dark and dingy - not for those who suffer from claustrophobia.

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  23. Cool pictures! I have never been there and really enjoyed seeing these!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked them.

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  24. That's a spot I have yet to see.

    Visiting from the GBE2: Blog On group.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Linda. I hope you will get to see it.

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  25. Beautiful pics and a nice place...it must have felt awesome (not weird) to be standing in two places at one time :)

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    1. Thanks Janu - awesome but a little weird too - 1/2 of me in Arizona and the other half in Nevada!

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  26. Brilliant pictures, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. Glad you liked them.

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  27. Brings back great memories of our trip there a year or two ago. Looks like you had a great time!

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    1. Hi Amy - we had a blast in Vegas and at the dam. Glad someone here has seen it too :)

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  28. Well, how fun is this? I've never been there, and I've always wanted to go. Thanks. Really, the pictures are a great idea.

    http://aftertheecstasythelaundry.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. I hope you will go there someday.

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  29. Great pictures. What a lovely place I especially like the top view. It's huge, makes are Kinzua Dam look rather small. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Gladys. I think it makes a lot of dams look small. Thanks for visiting.

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  30. I have never seen the Hoover Dam "live." What great pictures! Thanks for giving me a brief look on it's awesomeness!

    Shannon
    The Other Side of the Equation

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    1. Thanks Shannon, you are most welcome. Glad you liked them.

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  31. These are beautiful pictures! Just look at those rock formations!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I think it's those rock formations that made this one of the architecture marvels.

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  32. The dam is quite a feat. Your photos are impressive as well

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    1. Thanks Stratoz. Glad you liked my pics. Thanks for visiting.

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