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Trawsfynydd Magnox Nuclear Power Station, Wales #5

Sign for Trawsfynydd Magnox nuclear power station, Wales

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One of the most curious juxtapositions in the whole of North Wales.

This sign marks the boundary of the Trawsfynydd Magnox nuclear power station, now in the process of being decommissioned.

Its massive 60s' brutalist concrete architecture is surrounded by some of the loveliest and unspoilt countryside to be seen anywhere, with the lake, rolling hills and ancient woodlands butting up against deserted car parks and crumbling infrastructure.

And yet, in the power station's sheer size and ugliness there's a strange attraction, and while the towers were in sight I couldn't help but gaze at them in awe.

I wonder how much longer the power station will dominate this landscape?

For quite a while yet i would imagine!

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Filename - trawsfynydd nuclear power station 05

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 1/25 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.