In the Hall of the Mountain King

Turbine room – Hoover Dam, Nevada

When we toured the turbine room of the Hoover Dam, I was immediately struck by how it followed the pacing of Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King”. All of the rather slow and quiet walking down the narrow hallways, then getting close to a deep hum that we could feel through the soles of our feet, then emerging into the giant hall itself and being awed by the absolutely huge size of the place.

Photo info:
Turbine room
Hoover Dam
Boulder City, Nevada
December 2007
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd digicam