What you see
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What you imagine
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A close-up view
The first photo shows water spilling into a bellmouth spillway on the Monticello Dam in Davis, California.
The bellmouth spillway (also called a glory hole, morning glory or plughole spillway) is an inverted bell or funnel that safely channels excess water from a reservoir on top of the dam to a river below.
Charybdis is a sea monster or whirlpool that destroyed ships in Greek mythology.
The last two pictures are of a vortex water fountain sculpture called Charybdis, created by artist William Pye. The fountain sits in front of the Seaham Hall Hotel in County Durham in the UK.
Morning Glory Spillway>>
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