Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Three Stacks


While heading home across the MacKay Bridge yesterday
I noticed the reflection of these three smoke stacks.


And since Ron was again driving and I had my camera 
in the front seat, I proceeded to snap away as we were
going 70 km/h!


That would be frost on these bridge cables.


I, and a lot of people, find this location for a coal-burning
electric generating plant to be a bit odd.....in the middle of a city.
But that would be another story for another time.




31 comments:

  1. Frost!! How late in the day was this? I hope Sophie was taking note of all the interesting things out of her window too!!!Sometimes being a passenger is a real bonus, for you and for us, we get to see so much more too. Greetings from Jean. ( almost 75% and climbing, thanks to all kind words and caring thoughts)

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    1. It was around 4 PM. The temperatures have been way below zero for two weeks now. I LOVE being the passenger too....so much to notice!
      Good to hear you are on the mend Jean.

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  2. Used to seeing usually serene views of your surroundings,
    it is a bit odd for you to go so "industrial",
    but interesting pics, for sure!!
    Great reflection!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. Funny you said that Bruno. I thought the same thing when I posted these photos. As you know, there is more to a city than just 'pretty'....that's what makes a city a city....a good mix of everything.

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    2. Oh yeah, I know about "everything else"...
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  3. Beautiful reflections in the water! I love the colours on those stacks. For some reason, they make me think of Dr. Seuss :)

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    1. Maybe we will rename these stacks to something like 'The Three Hats'!! lol I do see what you mean though, Martha.

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  4. Loved your photos, was thinking of peppermint candies when I saw them-colors so sharp and clear

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    1. They have always stood out and have a very captivating presence here.
      Thanks for stopping by Kathy.

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  5. It probably wasn't the middle of the city when it was built. Or, if it was, they didn't care because standards were different in those days, eh?

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    1. You got it, Debra! This couldn't be more central to both cities of Halifax and Dartmouth. And it was built in north end Dartmouth which was out of the way at the time but in a poorer area.

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    1. I agree Fiona. The reflections were what I noticed.

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  7. At least they keep it looking snazzy with the red and white paint. With the calm water, it's kewl to look at.

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    1. They are very well kept and stand out....which I believe is the point.

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  8. I checked out the bridge too and I love your sort of industrial photos just about as much as I love your nature ones. We don't have anything like that around here, just a very old cement plant that does not deserve a place on my blog.

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    1. This is a very old city (1749) and we have a little bit of everything Inger.....good and not so good.
      LOL! I can just imagine these monstrosities up in your canyon!

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  9. The reflections make a really nice image!

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    1. Thanks Pat. Usually they are not as distinctive as they were yesterday.

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  10. Why the barber stripe colours jim?

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    1. Who knows!? I think it is to make them visible to helicopters, planes, birds. Or just maybe somebody at Nova Scotia Power has an artistic flare! lol They have always been this colour as far back as I can remember.

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    1. A good name for them OE! Peppermint sticks!! Love it! Thanks. And welcome here.

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  12. You take the best reflection photos. Even smoke stacks can look serene.

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    1. LOL! Thanks Terry. It's all in the energy put into it!

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  13. You see the ART in everything Jim. Good thing you always have your camera nearby! I took a good picture of the kids once with a very good reflection of them in a pond at their feet.

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    1. Hey Karen! Good to see you!! I guess I try to see 'art' in most things, and have discovered there is if you look long enough.
      Aren't reflections wonderful! I have a 'thing' for them?!

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  14. Hello Jim,
    Most unusual, the more you look at them the more they appeal (maybe it's their candy appearance!). The photography is wonderful (and in motion... slow down Ron!!), the reflection is very beautiful.
    Ivan

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    1. Hello Ivan! I am flattered that you would take time away from your Paris visit and comment here!! Thanks so much monsieur!
      I agree, there is this odd appeal for these stacks and maybe it is their colour.
      LOL! Ron and his 'heavy foot'!!

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    2. Could that heavy foot be behind the 360? I probably shouldn't joke about the spinout. I'm so glad Ron and Soph weren't hurt!

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  15. Like I said, Jim, in a comment on your Saturday Morning Post, you find the beautiful in the ordinary. Love your reflections!

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