The Búrfell hydroelectric power station

When we think about hydroelectric power stations, we generally imagine something like the Hoover Dam: a huge, imposing wall holding back tons of water. However, when you see the Búrfellsvirkjun station house, it looks less imposing:


Another snapshot of the station building:


A better look at that sculpture (Sculptor: Sigurjón Ólafsson. He also designed the decorations on the front of the station building):

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Some electrical equipment:


This is from further up the river. I think it’s a pumping station:



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