Saturday, January 19, 2008

Plant Bowen

Traveling north towards Cartersville, Georgia I'm always fascinated when I see the stacks of plant Bowen looming in the sky. Plant Bowen (is not a nuclear power plant) but a coal-fired, steam-turbine electric generating facility located in Euharlee, GA. It's owned and operated by Georgia Power Company.

28 comments:

Isadora said...

Well, what can be said. Useful but certainly not attractive.

granmal said...

I like the picture in the B&W it makes it look old and eerie.

Andrea said...

Dot, you beat me to it. Monday night when we had to go to Manchester we passed the plant below Whitesburg. It was dark but I could see the plant and thought about going back down there and taking pictures but you beat me to it. LOL This is a great picture you captured. Well, now I have to think of somewhere else to go that Dot won't think of.

Paulie said...

The shipyard has stacks like that-- I can see it from my apt window when I look west from the 8th floor.

Mike said...

A perfect B&W Dot. Great.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

hey Dot,
Nice black and white I always like that more than colour,, do you have factories-pipes likes this, close near your house?

Thanks for you reaction on my Q for "skywatch Friday" I red it better and i do not need it to ask others what the meaning is , Next week I join Skywatch Friday, I like the initiative.

Look at my blog I show my weekendmood... :)

Nessa said...

I find nuclear plants fascinating too. We pass the Susquehanna PA plant and the steam rising from the stacks makes me imagine dragons breathing in a cave.

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Fantastic B&W-photo. We don't have any big factorypipes on Texel.

DarylE said...

BW one of my favorite ways to share winter scenes. Nothing IMO says COLD more than BW outdoor shots.

Susan said...

Very neat picture! Whenever I travel through Cartersville, I am always facinated by the size of the Anheuser Busch plant! I guess all those power company folks need lots of refreshment?

Have a good weekend.

Max-e said...

We could do with one of those in this country - maybe two. Suzi-k wrote about our local power circus at next-thrilling-instalment-of-our-soapie

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well captured Dot, and B&W works so well here...
BTW if the Egg Cups are that big I can't wait to see the eggs.. ;O)

smilnsigh said...

Reminds me of something said by a person from WV... "When you switch on your lights, think of the miners, who bring this ability to you."

We grow so accustomed to so many things of daily life. But do we really think on the 'how' of our use of them? Everyone wants to be 'green.' But how many want to cut back on their way of life, to be sure of it?

Many thoughts... Many questions... Brought up by this photo of yours... Thank you for posting it.

Btw, I don't know what others commented here. So nothing I said, is in regard to any other comments. Just MY thoughts.

Mari-Nanci

Sister--Three said...

We have a nuclear power plant here where I live.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I think I like this photo better in B&W than if it was in colour. The B&W emphasises the industrialness of the place.

Betty said...

Hi Dot,
Not so attractive but very much needed.....Betty

Dirty Knees said...

What a lovely idea to sky watch and share what you see with others!

RuneE said...

I must say I am glad that we rely on hydro-electric power here - so far.

A very telling picture and an obvious choice for B & W.

Thiên said...

Hi Dot! You deserve the You Make My Day Award. I linked to you from my Seguin (TX) blog and just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your posts, photos, visits and comments. Hope you have a great weekend!

Kahshe Cottager said...

It looks rather ominous with all that steam and the hive-shaped stacks - like something out of an old movie!

AVCR8TEUR said...

I like your photo in b&w. All that smoke spewing from those smokestacks look scary. We have an Owen Cornings plant that spews out unknown stuff 24 hours a day.

imac said...

Nice shot, all the better for being in B/W too.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Very... industrial :) Nice shot Dot!

Neva said...

This looks like the John Amos Power plant in West Virginia. Nice .

Sandy Carlson said...

Dot, I'm getting up and turning off the little space heater I have churching some warm air around my feet. That is some amount of effort that goes into maintaining my creature comfort!

What a fabulous photo. Thanks for bringing me around Georgia!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

The coal fired electric plant I worked on when it was built just west of Toronto, has been shut down and torn down. Ontario is commited to decomissioning all seven of its coal fired plants as they are such large polluters.

Such plants stand as symbols of industrialization.

Andrée said...

I think the photograph is striking in many ways. It is a marvelous illustration of these plants. The B&W makes a strong point also: not much life there. Very powerful.

sam said...

beautiful in its own odd way! Hope that is steam and not smoke!

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