With a new school year starting, getting a pylon up on the blog for September is always tough and with the middle of the month looming, I'd begun to think that it might not happen. Yesterday, however, I had a conversation with one of the students I teach and they mentioned that on the way to Heathrow fairly recently they had seen a line of pylons by the side of the motorway (so either the M4 or the M25). Immediately realising that it would be of interest to me they captured the view on their phone and you can see the result above. I don't have any more information that that, but thank you to the student for ensuring that September is not a pylon free month.
Just to give fans a bit more to look at, I thought that I'd also share a news article about a Stockholm architect's plans to convert two disused pylons into observation towers.
"Both we as an office and the client see an industrial historical value in keeping some of the big towers – they are quite amazing structures," Berensson [the architect] told Dezeen. "They have a great potential to be used for other things than carrying power lines – it's a tower for free!" he said. "There is also of course economic benefit in not having to pay to tear them down."
Remember this if you hear of any plans to tear down disused pylon in the UK!!