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18-JUL-2009 Racine Erland

Fun in a Tube

Duncan, BC

The concept of a waterslide originated when humans invented water aqueducts. Laborers quickly learned that they could get back to the lower levels by riding the aqueduct. Loggers in some areas built flumes to transport logs to the sawmill. Again, workers used the system to quickly move themselves from the top of the hill to the bottom. Commercial water slides, used for recreational purposes, grew out of the idea of a 'quick ride down the slope'. The Aquannis Pool and Fitness Centre, in Duncan, BC, opened in 2008 and one of its popular features is an indoor waterslide. The exterior view leaves little doubt that this slide would give users a 'quick ride down'.

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Jola Dziubinska24-Jul-2009 23:44
Brilliant shot, wonderful red construction. Cool work.
Jeff Lobaugh22-Jul-2009 10:00
Interesting! I've never seen an indoor waterpark!
Walter Otto Koenig21-Jul-2009 20:35
Red for girls and blue for boys? Great shot of this very unusual architecture. Great details and colors. Very sharp and clear. "V"
Russ Rose21-Jul-2009 05:12
nice building. looks like fun.
Guest 20-Jul-2009 22:32
I think in London too, they have tube fun! :)
Mairéad20-Jul-2009 18:56
Thanks, I've learned something new, always thought they were just for fun.
Like the vibrant colours in this.
Barbara Heide20-Jul-2009 13:17
great fun! nice colours!
Cindi Smith20-Jul-2009 13:09
Fun stuff!
Yvonne20-Jul-2009 11:40
A superb shot, but you wouldn't get me in one of those either!! Love the colours!
Mieke WA Minkjan20-Jul-2009 08:28
I like your colourful capture
Maaike Huizer20-Jul-2009 07:39
Yes, i know those tubes. Not for me, though.
Very nice combination of strong colours.
Guest 20-Jul-2009 05:10
I like the red tube :-)
cits_4_pets20-Jul-2009 05:07
Not for the claustrophobic! Very interesting water slide.., nice shot
Hernan E. Enriquez20-Jul-2009 00:17
Interesting! Is it dark in the tube?