Dolos View II

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Dolos View II

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A dolos (plural dolosse) is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape weighing up to 20 tons, used in great numbers to protect harbour walls from the erosive force of ocean waves. They were developed in 1963 and are found in millions around the world. It is through these simple yet effective use of low tech technology that many harbors are protected such as this one in Hawaii.Eric Mowbray Merrifield, East London Harbour Engineer won the Shell Design Award & Technology Gold medal.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on June 13, 2012 Editor's Pick

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