Growing up in Australia it always made the news when Eildon Dam dried up. It was the only time that the remains of the old houses could be seen. The Merlo homestead still had furniture in it when the water submerged it. The house was basically still intact when it was flooded. Nothing is left of the house today except the stumps, pathways and two chimneys, plus the water tank stand. The driveway, paths and fences can still be seen. What I find totally fascinating is that moment in time preserved beneath the water, like a mini Pompeii.
Have you seen Fabbriche di Careggine? I would love to hear your impressions….