As November was pylonless, it only seemed appropriate that December's pylon of the Month should be:
- A fabulous picture.
Just when I was struggling to find a picture that satisfied one of those two criteria never mind both, the picture above popped up in my @pylonofthemonth twitter feed. It was taken by @RubbishRider and for more wonderful pictures visit https://www.instagram.com/rubbish_rider/.
The pylon sits above Briviesca, 750m up in the mountains of Northern Spain. If you are in Spain then as well as this pylon, you could also tick off some pylons that have their own Wikipedia page, although it would involve a long drive to the other end of Spain. That said, the 158m tall Pylons of Cadiz are surely worth a detour in anyone's book:
The Pylons of Cádiz, also known as the Towers of Cádiz, are two tall pylons supporting a double-circuit 132 kV three-phase AC powerline over the bay of Cádiz, Spain starting at Puerto Real Substation to the substation of the former Cadiz Thermal Power Station situated on the peninsula upon which the city of Cádiz stands
Merry Christmas to pylon fans everywhere. Don't forget that I'm working with the lovely people at Unbound to get a pylon book out into the world. Support the project and I'll be forever grateful.