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Posted: 24/05/2018 10:18:04
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I don't know if anyone's been looking at the new series on Yesterday (Tuesdays 8pm). They did a bit on a dam in Italy (Vaiont Dam) which didn't fail but the surrounding rock did under hydrostatic pressure causing a huge piece of the surrounding mountain to fall into the lake causing a tsunami which killed 2000 people.

The dam is still there undamaged. However I noticed on the shots of the dam looking downstream that there were a number of entrances in the cliffs roughly level with the top of the dam.
http://www.traveliciousmemories.com/2013/10/vajont-dam-disaster-50-years.html

Anyone any idea what they might be?

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Posted: 24/05/2018 12:56:12
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It's a road tunnel.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@46.268142,12.3286854,3a,75y,193.71h,88.43t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEGsXRIuYtP2XF_5w8D9STg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Posted: 24/05/2018 13:24:40
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I'll take your word for it, thank link won't work on my pc at work. There are holes on both sides of the valley some of which are round rather than square

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Posted: 24/05/2018 13:53:25
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It's just a google maps link to inside the road tunnel. If you look at the picture you linked, and (when you can) the fencing in some of daylight windows in the tunnels, it matches up.

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Posted: 24/05/2018 17:55:42
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It wants to turn into a mail link for some reason. If you strip off the "mailto:" and insert a colon after the "https" it works.

IP: 51.9.205.110 Edited: 24/05/2018 19:36:00 by RichardB
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Posted: 24/05/2018 21:15:30
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Yup, I don't know why AN wants to parse it as an email link, it's pasted as a URL. I suspect Simon will sort it out quick-sharp.

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Posted: 25/05/2018 04:04:23
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If you move along the tunnel to the next window you can see a memorial and a lot of smaller plaques on the wall.
Sounds like a good series this
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Posted: 25/05/2018 10:41:56
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4737carlin wrote:



Sounds like a good series this



It is a VERY good series, excellent in fact....and that is coming from a person who generally thinks that television is a brain sucking, soul destroying work of Satan.

Another good one is 'Impossible Railways'.

https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/impossible-railways/article/6-worlds-most-incredible-railways/





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Posted: 25/05/2018 10:49:02
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sinker wrote:

a person who generally thinks that television is a brain sucking, soul destroying work of Satan.


O enlightened one

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Posted: 25/05/2018 19:10:46
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All of the "impossible" programs have one thing in common, they've all proved to be possible!Big Grin IP: 81.154.3.238
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Posted: 25/05/2018 20:26:28
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sinker wrote:

television is a brain sucking, soul destroying work of Satan.



Nonsense!

have you any idea just how much I've learned about sharks and Nazis?? Thumb Up

hagw MARK

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Posted: 26/05/2018 00:25:26
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Exactly, tv is great ! I now have an anvil and the beginnings of a home forge after watching 'Forged in Fire'

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Posted: 26/05/2018 08:47:28
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You may even catch my cameo appearance in impossible railways Laugh

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Posted: 26/05/2018 09:16:39
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Blober wrote:

You may even catch my cameo appearance in impossible railways Laugh


I was looking out for you Wink

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Posted: 28/05/2018 11:21:28
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Coggy wrote:

Exactly, tv is great ! I now have an anvil and the beginnings of a home forge after watching 'Forged in Fire'


Same here. We're all becoming armchair blacksmiths in our house. You can hear shouts of "It's not hot enough to quench" and similar advice from us when it's on.Big Grin

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Posted: 28/05/2018 14:28:57
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Knock yourself out..... Thumbs Up



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Posted: 29/05/2018 00:38:02
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Sinker wrote -

As for television being 'the brain sucking, soul destroying work of Satan', I think cartoonist Robert Crumb, has it neatly sewn up in this sketch. Laugh



(click image to open full size image in new window)




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Posted: 29/05/2018 08:16:49
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Coggy wrote:

Exactly, tv is great ! I now have an anvil and the beginnings of a home forge after watching 'Forged in Fire'


Careful - you may end up like me with a garage full of bits of scrap, two anvils and two hearths!Laugh I need a larger garage....

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Posted: 30/05/2018 12:32:41
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legendrider wrote:



Nonsense!

have you any idea just how much I've learned about sharks and Nazis?? Thumb Up

hagw MARK


Why not combine the two....

https://www.amazon.com/Nazi-Sharks-Mario-Xavier/dp/B01N1POPE2
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Posted: 30/05/2018 14:36:51
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... err.. probably because of the reviews, for one? Laugh

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