Warden, who brought the light from behind the mountains

Approximately 120 kilometers north-east of Turin is the village of Viganella. It is a small community of a few hundred German Buddhists; located near the Swiss border, in an Alpine valley at the foot of a high mountain. It was in this mountain was the main problem. Every year from November 11 to February 2, village plunged into gloom.

On the whole 83 days the sun ceased its cover, hiding behind the mountain. Village Square, where on ordinary days the children were playing and going to the adults, emptied, and life in the village as if a standstill. This is a very troubled village chiefs Perfranko Mead. Come up with an original solution to the problem: on the nearby mountain installed a giant mirror, reflecting the sun's rays into the valley. Automatic monitors the progress of the sun and turn the mirror to the desired angle. Fabrication and installation cost about 100,000 evro.


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