Measured drawings of the emissarium of Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo: two transverse sections, looking downstream (above) and looking upstream (below)

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RIBApix ref no RIBA66575
Artist/PhotographerHardwick, Thomas (1752-1829)
CountryItaly
CityCastel Gandolfo
Subject Date1777
Image Date1777
ViewInterior
StyleRoman
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC53/14(2)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The emissarium, a very early Roman work, is a tunnel cut through the solid rock of the rim of the crater lake of Albano maintaining a constant water level.

Subject tags

dams, waterworks