Ratcliffe Power Station

[Images: The archetypically geo-monolithic cooling towers of Ratcliffe Power Station, Nottinghamshire, England, photographed by Michael Kenna (©). Don't miss Kenna's recent work, including these spectacular photographs of Hokkaido – then go buy his 20-year retrospective. Earlier: Nuclear ambition].

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Makes my hastily shot picture from the car window look a little feeble.


September 01, 2006 12:08 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

That's actually a nice picture, Rob. Looks like a film-still from some digital apocalypse. 29 Days Later.

September 01, 2006 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, wonderful photos. They instantly reminded me of the cooling stations that I'd often pass by this summer going from Oxford to London.

September 01, 2006 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Slightly off the point, but talking of accidental industrial aesthectics, I remember an incredible drive one night past the steelworks at Port Talbot, near-ish Cardiff. I'm sure somene else has witnessed the fire pouring (does fire pour?) from the chimneys against black sky...can't find any images, though....any ideas?

It goes without saying this blog is wonderful - thank you Geoff

September 28, 2006 12:34 PM  

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