Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Just for a change of pace.....

I came across this on StumbleUpon this morning and thought it was nicely done. A memory: as a child coming home from our holidays in Devon back to the Midlands, and on sighting the Tipton steam towers in the distance (just like the ones in the first segment), we knew our holiday was over. Dad would actually say, "Well, there's the Tipton steam towers, holiday over with!" There followed without fail a big grown in the car from my mum, my sister and me, and yet it was always good to get home. A mixture of emotions just like on issues such as this. I know it's never as simple as it sounds, and there are pro's and con's, but I hope you find the video interesting. I have to say I thought it was a little bit sad to see the behemoths fall, as they were so much a part of my childhood. But as Stewart so wisely said in his comment, we have to look to the future.

19 comments:

Anni said...

...now this is cute!!! As you say well done, altho so many people 'complain' about the wind generators spewing up all over the landscape, I enjoy watching them spin with the winds. Much more attractive to me than the "nuclear' looking power plants.

I like your 'new ride' [from the post below]

Hope your week is treating you well, the N. Carolina storm is probably from TS Kirk instead of Isaac...maybe, kinda sorta. LOL

RoeH said...

I like this. And yes - I'm lovin' that new car. If I ever need one, I'm going where you went.

i beati said...

ADORABLE AND WHAT A SKY

Don said...

LOL made me smile

Andrew said...

Haha!.. wonderful to see.

Ranita Sinha said...

the video made the cooling towers look full of life and their destruction and yelling made me sad..poor cooling towers!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the video!! Not sure that I'm for the cause.

jabblog said...

Beautifully done but it made me strangely sad. Ah me, I've always been too sentimental.

imac said...

Its sad to see some history go, but then we have to live for the future.

Jenn Jilks said...

Don't you love family trips?
I am always happy to return home!!!
http://mymuskoka.blogspot.ca/2012/07/biking-on-summer-day.html

NewMexiKen said...

Very well done! I guess the workers who put up many of those are long gone, but they would feel a bit sad.

Lyn said...

My dads family were from Tipton!
small world.
xxx

betchai said...

i love your post, a balance about living our memories and looking into our future, i actually grew up in a less industrialized country, so seeing structures such as this when I was small was very phenomenal for me, as if I was transported to a very different place.

Country Gal said...

I guess you could look at the video as for every thing that passes on there's always a new one born ! Does that makes sense ? it did in my head oh well ! Sometimes these old structures aren't worth refurbishing and cant be use for anything else , to much damage to them and they are dangerous, guess that's why they demolish them ! Have a good day !

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The Elephant's Child said...

I view implosions with a degree of sadness and regret. One of our local hospitals was demolished in this way. It was bruited as family fun, and thousands of people came to watch. Sadly a large piece of debri flew across the lake killing a twelve year old girl.

Relindis said...

Two similar towers that were familiar sights from anyone travelling by road or train passed Sheffield UK went before we
moved to that area. Now there's a big shopping mall and talk of the erection of a huge iconic steel statue instead.

Out on the prairie said...

It is always hard to give up on a vacation for me.

DeniseinVA said...

Always enjoy your comments everyone. A nice little island in the day, along with a cuppa :)