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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

New Landmarks

The skyline at Spondon has changed dramatically since the erection of two large wind turbines by Severn Trent Water on Megalaughton Lane and they are very visible for miles around, being more than twice the height of Derby Cathedral at 130m, which is 427 feet,

               Telephoto shot taken from the Riverside Path at the Wyvern Bridge this morning.

The plume of steam is from the cooling towers at Radcliffe-on-Trent Power Station, which is over the horizon, proving that the earth is not flat after all.
An interesting juxta-position here since  Radcliffe represents the old coal burning technology, and the turbines representing the new technology, although windmills were around long before the discovery of coal ended an early fuel crisis, that being a shortage of firewood.

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