Le barrage de la Grande Dixence (The Dam of Grande Dixence), Switzerland (Suisse), Valais - 80 HD photos
The dam of Grande Dixence - Le Barrage de la Grande Dixence, Valais, Val d’Herens, Switzerland
The Dam of Grande Dixence is the tallest gravity dam in the world and is part of the Cleuson-Dixence Complex. The structure was started in 1950, was finished in 1964, measures 285m height, 700m long, generating about 2’000 GWh and is located in the Val d’Herens in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It provides electricity to around 400’000 households in Switzerland! This is a spectacular dam, with a long and large artifical lake (Lac des Dix) on which you can have a fantastic walk, looking at the Alpine mountain chain and the beautiful glaciers all around. You can visit the dam, which is a very interesting experience! Typical Swiss perfect architecture! The place is also famous to observe and make very nice photos of wild Chamois and Stoats, and I’ve been luck enough to get the 2 of them together in one shot!