SL-WEEK 51: Birthday

For Sylvain Landry – the anniversary! For this grand Birthday, I have put together my own 12 favourite entries to SL-WEEK – in no special order. In the header, Wedding, the photo closest to do with celebration… Hope you will Enjoy the gallery just as much as I enjoy the challenges.

SL-WEEK 37: Electricity

 

Sylvain Landry this week – something essential in our high – tech society – electricity.

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Yangtze River in China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest power station with a total electric generating capacity of 22.500MW.

The dam project was started in 1993 and completed in 2012, 

As well as producing electricity, the dam is intended to increase the Yangtze River’s shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods downstream. The Chinese government regards the project as a total success, However, the dam flooded archeological and cultural sites and displaced some 1.4 million people, (See the post on Shibaozhai earlier.) It is also causing significant ecological changes, The Chinese river dolphin became extinguished and there is an increased risk of landslides. The dam was built in an area of potential earthquakes, and the consequences if – this would happen,  would be disastrous.

There are two series of ship locks installed – each of them is made up of five stages, with transit time at around four hours. We passed during the night. Looking out from the balcony, this is what we saw.

SL-WEEK 13: Ecology

A very good choice of theme – ecology! Visit Sylvain Landry for more of this.

I’m now back from Riga, Latvia, where I met this young man, Janis, at Baltu Drava. He is a passionate bee keeper and sells his own healthy and totally ecological products. Not only honey, but for example bee bread too.

He also makes bee hives out of tree trunks, as of old. (To the left in the picture you will see one of them.)

SL – WEEK 3: KEZAKO

Kezako – a new word to me, but so I learn something new every day. That’s the great thing about life, isn’t it. Learning new things. So, what is this?

Kezako – Sylvain Landry. Thank you for the invitations sent! Today I found 18 comments in the spam departement…and two of them from you. Sorry, but I seldom check that box – thank you again …and from now on I will…check that box.