Gun Lake

Wednesday, 16th August 2006 by

Could this possibly be the largest example of using a lake as art? Deliberately shaped like a handgun, the lake was excavated to use the land for building a nearby highway way back in the seventies.

Why on Earth they decided to shape the lake into a 2.5km long handgun is anybody's guess. It looks to me like the sort of gun James Bond would use, but reader Jan suggested it was a 'Colt' gun. Perhaps gun nuts out there could identify the exact model?

Today the lake has a bustling wildlife and is a popular destination for water sports and for the secret service to dispose of dead bodies (I made that last bit up).

Thanks: Jan Fabry