Down in a Hole
(1/30, F4.5, ISO400, 20mm)
In the Spanish Pyrenees there are a lot of villages that were abandoned to make way for reservoirs that would fill up the valleys with water. Between 1926 and 1929 the ´Embalse de Joaquin Costa´or Lake Barasona near Graus was constructed and therefor the village of Cancér had to be abandoned.
Nowadays Cancér, being surrounded by the lake, is very difficult to reach and some of it is underneath the water surface most of the time. What remains above water is overgrown by vegetation and destroyed through time, but still contains some old houses and even a 12th century Roman church.
This photo was taken there from within a well hidden old wine cellar that a local friend showed me.