SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Towering

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A variety of Towers towering over

their respective landscape.

 

I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.

Google to the rescue:

It was founded towards the end of 1066

as part of the Norman Conquest of England.

The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,

was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was

a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted

upon London by the new ruling elite.

 

 

And now I know 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Closer to home is…..

…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.

Using your imagination it could be

described as similar to Sydney’s Tower. 

The major point of difference is that we

celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday

with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.

 

Many of my photos I remember taking,

not so this one over Paris…

 

…not from the top observation point. 

Alas we only made it to the

second observation deck.

 

I guess we should be happy to have made

it up the Eiffel Tower at all,

because we did not set foot inside the

Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.

 

I think we may have paid more than we should have,

to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa

(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told). 

However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience

and we thought some pricey

souvenir photos worthwhile. 

 

High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our

main reason for a stopover in Dubai. 

Again, not something to do on a weekly basis

but a wonderful experience. 

We nudged the local retail economy along 

with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,

and felt human after living in the same

traveller kit for four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Towers are springing up

all over the Western District.

  Almost at our back door, on the farm,

is a wind farm of over 100 towers

claimed to be the largest in

the Southern Hemisphere. 

May have been when built,

but no longer so, I suspect.

 

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:….Towering

 

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FOWChallenge-Drone

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drone

make a continuous low
humming sound.

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When what is still,

though not for much longer…


…the biggest wind farm in the

Southern Hemisphere

was being constructed only

a few kilometres from our farm…

…many of the locals were objecting to

a low humming noise which was said

to emanate from the towers. 

Whether the alleged noise was

fact or fiction I cannot say.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Drone

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Wits-End-Weekly-Prompt-The-Wind

 

Random wind related images.

An airborne kite surfer.

Same surfer plus kite.

 

A nearby wind farm. 

We moved before what was described as

the largest wind farm (140 towers)

in the Southern Hemisphere was built in Western Victoria. 

We weren’t anti wind farm….just coincidence. 

Now another of 145 towers is planned for the same area.

Where there are crops….wind isn’t really required

this time of year.

Finally, back to water and a windsurfer.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  The-Wind

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I think (think because I photographed two windfarms

in recent years and there are no identifable landmarks)…

this may be the windfarm near our old home.

It was, with 104 turbines the largest, when built,

in the Southern Hemisphere.

Since then a windfarm of 231 turbines has been,

or is being, constructed

about an hours drive from Geelong.

Wind in the neighbours trees.

 

Kite surfing…

at Torquay beach.

Finally, windsurfers also near Torquay.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Landscapes

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My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto Challenge

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A couple of times this year I had cause to journey ‘home’

to where I lived most of my life…to date.

blue-gum_0507Since the early 1920s my Grandfather and Father

raised sheep and cattle on this land.

However, my Father passed away suddenly in 2001

and shortly after, I discovered that my ‘ticker’

was not ticking as well as it should be.

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I was told to change my lifestyle.  I decided

not to sell the land but to grow trees on it.

Twelve years has passed so quickly

and harvest time arrived early this year.

This was the landscape which greeted me

in February/March this year.

blue-gum_1576By early October, another change…all the stumps

had begun to coppice, and…

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the landscape was again taking on the bluey green of

blue-gum_1578young Eucalyptus Globulus,

blue-gums_1587commonly known as ‘Blue Gums’

windfarm_0502Another change to the landscape around there is…
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 is what is claimed to be the largest wind farm

in the Southern Hemisphere.
windfarm_1595Spread over 5,000 acres and it

consists of over 100 wind turbines.

These wind turbines can be seen for

miles as the country side could

only be described as undulating at best.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Landscapes

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