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Pylons and windmills

(13 Posts)
Bags Tue 28-Aug-12 20:31:25

They are frying sausages.

NfkDumpling Tue 28-Aug-12 19:50:39

That's purring. They're just being friendly.

Anagram Tue 28-Aug-12 19:33:52

And when you're walking and see them close up they are rather sinister, with their faint hum...

tanith Tue 28-Aug-12 19:18:02

I don't mind pylons but coming home from Wales on Monday I was stunned by just how many of them are marching across the hills and fields it was not a pretty sight. One long line wouldn't ruin the view but dozens and dozens criss-crossing the countryside was disfiguring.

NfkDumpling Tue 28-Aug-12 18:48:41

I like the really big ones best, they're more graceful. Not too keen on French ones. I seem to remember reading that underground cables leak more power but I agree a lot of cabling should be underground in sensitive areas.

And wind turbines are just the latest in the development of the windmill. But I agree they have to be situated with great consideration.

JO4 Tue 28-Aug-12 18:42:49

Each to his own. smile

I prefer unspoilt countryside. Keep the man-made stuff to the towns and cities where possible.

vampirequeen Tue 28-Aug-12 18:19:54

I don't think they're ugly. They have a geometric charm.

JO4 Tue 28-Aug-12 17:45:45

Pylons are ugly. You can't get away from that fact. They need to bury all the cables.

Wind turbines are ok in the right place.

vampirequeen Tue 28-Aug-12 17:38:15

Your mum is wonderful. I think pylons and wind generators are stunning pieces of modern architecture and engineering.

kittylester Tue 28-Aug-12 12:41:53

Me too! flowers for your Mum.

Nanadogsbody Tue 28-Aug-12 12:39:14

I'll look at pylons differently now.

JessM Tue 28-Aug-12 12:20:34

she's right.

NfkDumpling Tue 28-Aug-12 11:53:41

Taking my mother (88) out for a drive last week we drove along a road with pylons on both sides and she said how beautiful they are. This surprised me as we rarely agree on anything. She said they stood for women's emancipation. That electricity has done more to liberate women than anything else.

I'm still trying to think of something to top it!