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    Default Willington Cooling Towers aka 5 sisters


    After a pleasant afternoon with HughieDW I did a few easy explores on my own & this place was number 6 of the day (yeah I like to cram em in)
    The cooling towers are the only remnants of Willington power station that was demolished some years ago. Plans have been submitted & refused on various new industrial developments & the site sits as it was left following demo.
    Been done to death I know & not really much to see but what a place!
    The scale of these id difficult to comprehend until you have stood under them its awe inspiring.
    Its also excellent for photography & I was blessed with good light so done the best I could. Enjoy

    IMG_1072 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


    IMG_1092 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr


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    IMG_1111 by Bikin Glynn, on Flickr
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Wished I'd had the time to revisit here with you. Really cracking set of images.

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    Quite something those and can get near them regardless.
    Do they echo inside?
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Wanted to do these for years now, might have to venture there. Quality photos.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Quite something those and can get near them regardless.
    Do they echo inside?
    they dont echo strangely, must b because they have such a large open area beneath them,
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    Wanted to do these for years now, might have to venture there. Quality photos.
    Thanks KP they are excellent its kinda hard to believe man could of actually made them when u stand under em
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    they do echo if you bang a piece of metal pipe inside them, got some amazing sounds made inside one a couple of years back

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    Quote Originally Posted by odeon master View Post
    they do echo if you bang a piece of metal pipe inside them, got some amazing sounds made inside one a couple of years back
    It's all to do with the frequency and sound levels of the source - The curved shape of the reflecting surfaces means that some frequencies get cancelled out, whilst others are amplified. Did a lot of work inside the High Marnham one's when the site was operational. Lovely job on a hot summer's day, very crap on a freezing winter one!

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