Thursday, 7 April 2011

A means to an end

Many dislike long lines of pylons stretching across the countryside yet they still wish to have the benefits of cheap and reliable electricity. 
I have just learned that pylon is in fact a UK colloquial term for what others call a transmission tower; Australians use the term ironman and Canadians have hydro towers. They come in many shapes, sizes and colours but their function is simply to carry the cables from the power plant to your home. The strangest designs I have come across are here.
All photos by Margot K Juby


  1. Great images! Something soooooooo ugly has become quite artistic and nice via these photographs!
    Well seen and well done!:)

    Gunn / Norway

  2. In England, sometimes the pylons are the best part of the scenery...