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Thorpe Marsh

EDIT - November 2012. These towers are now all demolished, being brought down one by one over the course of the 2012 summer. Not by explosion but by pulling a strong wire through them near the base, a bit like a cheese wire until they collapsed in on themselves.

 

The calmness of a chilly Februay afternoon. The reflection in the water from the power station and the wonderful blue hue of the light. This image has it all.

 

This is the Thorpe Marsh power station, or at least it was. The station closed in 1994 but the towers remain due to difficulties in demolition due to asbestos and the fear of damage to the nearby canals and rivers. It may be a case of taking them down brick by brick. Thorpe Marsh is across the river from the village of Barnby Dun and the 100m tall towers can be seen for miles around.

 

A nice snowy afternoon and the swans swam over to see what this guy with a camera was looking at....

  

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Taken on February 5, 2012