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There will always be a place on Pylon of the Month for the snatched pylon pictures taken through the window of a moving vehicle, but this month's pylon is most definitely one of the most artistic to have featured on the blog.  With the metallic sky in the background and the contrast with the brown of the landscape, it really does reach new dramatic and artistic heights.  It was taken by a fan of the website and if it catches your eye then you can see the picture with a bit about the back story here and another photograph in the sequence is here.  The pylon is to be found in the Corbières in southern France, near the village of Fabrezan and I think it is the first French pylon to feature on Pylon of the Month.  So I'm pleased to be doing my bit for the entente cordiale one hundred years after the start of the of the First World War.  If you are thinking of heading to the area then as well as pylon spotting, you will surely be aware that this area is famous for its wine.  In fact, one of the favourite red wines in the Pylon of the Month household, Chateau Sainte Eulalie is from very close to this pylon and we visited it a few years ago whilst on holiday near Carcassonne.  We buy it through the Wine Society (which I can't recommend highly enough) and according to their website:

Château Sainte Eulalie is an outstanding estate run by a young and enthusiastic couple, Laurent and Isabelle Coustal. The domaine was first established in the earlier part of the 20th century, but it has been since this dynamic pair took over in 1996 that it has gained its excellent status.

As always, it is amazing where a pylon picture will take you and I'll leave it there as I head back to a warm fire for a glass of red wine.

Postscript

As this is my first French pylon, I thought that I would try an experiment and get Google to translate this post into French.  I'm not expecting a great result but if any French readers want to offer a better translation then I will be happy to improve it.

Il y aura toujours une place sur pylône du mois pour les photos des pylônes arrachés de pylônes prises à la volée par la fenêtre d'un véhicule en mouvement , mais le pylône de ce mois est très certainement l'un des plus artistique ont présenté sur le blog . Avec le ciel métallique en arrière-plan le contraste avec le brun du paysage qu'il fait vraiment atteindre de nouveaux sommets dramatiques . Elle a été prise par un fan du site et si elle attire votre attention , vous pouvez voir l'image avec un peu de l'arrière histoire ici . Le pylône se trouve dans les Corbières dans le sud de la France, près du village de Fabrezan et je pense qu'il est le premier pylône français à figurer sur pylône du mois . Je suis donc heureux de faire ma part pour l'entente cordiale 100 ans après le début de la de la Première Guerre mondiale . Si vous envisagez de partir pour la région, puis ainsi que pylône taches la chasse aux pylônes, vous serez sûrement au courant que cette région est célèbre pour son vin . En fait , l'un des vins rouges préférés dans le pylône du ménage mois , le Château Sainte Eulalie est de très près à ce pylône et nous avons visité il ya quelques années en vacances près de Carcassonne . Nous achetons par la Wine Society (que je ne peux pas recommander assez fortement ) et en fonction de leur site :

Château Sainte Eulalie est un exceptionnel domaine dirigé par un jeune et enthousiaste couple, Laurent et Isabelle Coustal . Le domaine a été créé dans la première partie du 20ème siècle , mais il a été depuis cette paire dynamique a repris en 1996 qu'il a acquis son excellent état ​​.

Comme toujours , il est étonnant où une image de pylône vous prendre et je vais le laisser là que je me dirige vers un feu chaleureux pour un verre de vin rouge .

 

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Kevin Mosedale

Below are comments on the job done by Google translate from the photographer who took the picture. Posted with permission:

Google didn't do a bad job of the translation, considering it's a machine. There were a couple of things that made me smile: "snatched pylon pictures" became "photos des pylônes arrachés", which means photos of pylons that have been torn from the ground. That would make an interesting picture! You could say "photos de pylônes prises à la volée". And "pylon spotting" fooled Google into thinking you were talking about spots as in stains ("taches"). "La chasse aux pylônes"(pylon hunting) would be perfect.

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