Mountain Monuments

[Image: From the series the water, the dams, the landscape by photographer Eduoard Decam].

Eduoard Decam is a Barcelona-based French architect whose photographic project the water, the dams, the landscape won an EDF Foundation award back in 2006. The images in the series document massive hydrological installations in the Pyrenees Mountains of northeastern Spain, turning dams and spillways into abstract monuments, like some new piece of mountain infrastructure designed by Superstudio.
As Decam himself explained to A10 magazine: “I do not see the dam as a technical element in the mountain, but as part of the mountain, as a landscape.”
Personally, I’m just blown away by the terraced stairways we see in the image, above; it’s like some ultramodern update to the monastic retreats of Meteora, or perhaps even a new stage in Guild Wars.

(Spotted in A10, issue #19).

11 thoughts on “Mountain Monuments”

  1. It does have that feeling of an illustration in a fantasy adventure for children, the perspective Decam chose is great, has the appearance of an axonometric projection. Do you know where this series is being exhibited or if I can see any more images on the web?

  2. I prefer the term “god-finger” instead of “dam.” Dam is a curse word and not fit for public use.

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