The Hoover Dam is a worthy turn off from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, a detour on US route 93 from our south west USA road trip.  For us, it was an unscheduled stop, we  nearly missed this place as we drove over the bypass and you can’t see the dam below you.

We stopped for a few photos and a look around.  An impressive engineering effort in the Black Canyon blocking off the Colorado river.  The Hoover Dam used to be known as Boulder Dam and borders two time zones of Arizona and Nevada, each intake tower, penstock tower, is in a different time zone.  It looks just like the movies and in the games Half-Life, Grand Theft Auto…

 

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Nick Cook. Amateur astronomer, space, history, nerd, extreme dog walker, cat slave, severe tinnitus sufferer. 13.7 billion years in the making - not that much better for it.

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