Dolos View II

Uploaded: June 13, 2012 10:25:41


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


David Phalen June 13, 2012

Excellent foreground elements, colors, textures and clarity!! Well done!! #1468922

JudyAnn Rector level-classic June 13, 2012

Beautiful image, Songbird... also very interesting! #10178948

Songbird Cline level-classic June 13, 2012

Thank you very much.. #10179119

Songbird Cline level-classic June 13, 2012

fascinating how, why and where things are invented..Merrifield wished to design a block that did not break up or shift when struck by the sea; that was cheap; and that did not require precise placement. He said that he wanted a block designed in such a way that it could be "sprinkled like children's jacks"... a simple low tech amazingly effective invention. #10179120

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