I came across this wooden owl sculpture in a public park in Scarborough, England, when I visited it with my mother in 2015.
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):
Some electrical equipment:
This is from further up the river. I think it’s a pumping station: