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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

ABC Wednesday: Pylons

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is P for "Pylons". The hilly countryside to the east of Ashton can be very attractive, but is rather spoilt by having two lines of electricity pylons marching across it.

This picture shows two pylons is on the hillside above Under Lane, running from Mossley to Grotton. On the hilltop in the background is Lydgate Church. The bus is heading towards Mossley from Oldham.

The two pylons are one in front of the other, so that it looks like just one from this angle. The power lines change direction when they get to the second pylon, which is more substantial than most. While pylons can have a fascination and interest, it is my opinion that they seriously detract from a landscape such as this. Such a pity that it would cost so much to put power lines under the ground!

See Google Street View seen from Under Lane.

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"Pylons" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "P" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. I agree, it would be really much prettier if they could place them under ground. Great photo and pondering!

  2. We have the same problem here, with electrical pylons uglifying the landscape. Nevertheless, I think the English countryside is lovely.

  3. not PRETTY at all
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I didn't think of p for pylons- good one. Looks good with that tiny coach below. Prefer windpower turbines to pylons myself...

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave


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