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Pylonof the Month - July 2016

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Finally, here is another pylon and if I don't get better at making time to keep updating this blog, I might have to call it Pylon of the (every other) Month.  Anyway, July brings another pylon sent in by a fan of the blog:

I enjoy your blog and thought you might be interested in some Romanian pylon action (from just outside Victoria, Brasov County).  Romania has a diverse pylon population and as you can see from the picture, is home to the red and white square-shouldered pylon - a good looking pylon if ever i saw one...and i saw plenty. 

I imagine that pylon fans everywhere will agree with the "a good looking pylon if I ever saw one....", not least because this is the kind of pylon that you have to go abroad to see. If there are any red and white pylons in the UK, they are few and far between (pictures to me on @pylonofthemonth if you know of one please) and the design is definitely not to be found on these shores.  The email that accompanied this picture goes on:

As you can probably tell from the photo this particular specimen was captured at dusk and is providing perching support for Transylvanian rooks. Four cows and a small number of modernist sheep are gathered at the base of the pylon but vegetation unfortunately blocks our sight of them. I trust you'll appreciate the pylon's stocky eastern european charm.

This is definitely the first Transylvanian pylon to feature on the blog and of course I'm sure I don't need to remind readers of the links to Bram Stoker's Dracula novel which was published in 1897.  If reading this has you looking for flights to Transylvania, then read Lonely Planet's "Ten things you need to know" before heading off on your travels. You might also want to know a bit about what plug adaptors to take so here is the information you need.  

That's all for this month.  Look out for the "What I did on my Holidays" pylon next month. I'm off with the family to Slovenia and Croatia, so I'll be sure to make time for a bit of pylon photography.