The road runs right across the top of the dam but seemed devoid of traffic. Empty until I asked for a quick stop at the far end and stepped into the middle of the road. Then a haulage truck came flying down the road in one direction and two cars from the other! Once they had disappeared though all was quiet. Even under time pressure I managed to get a few shots I was happy with and had envisioned during the earlier journey. A black and white conversion seemed the best way to process the photos.
Almendra Dam Spain
The Almendra Dam, also known as Villarino Dam, in Salamanca, Spain, interrupts the course of the River Tormes five kilometres from the village from which it takes its name: Almendra (literally, almond). It was constructed between 1964 and 1970. The arch dam forms part of the hydroelectric system known as the Duero Drops, along with the Castro, Ricobayo, Saucelle and Villalcampo dams of Spain, and the Bemposta, Miranda and Picote Dams of nearby Portugal. The reservoir that backs up behind the dam covers 86.5 square kilometres and contains 2.5 billion cubic metres of water as well as several drowned villages, among them Argusinos. The dam is more than half a kilometre wide and, at a height of 202 metres, one of Spain’s tallest structures. Wikipedia