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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!
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.
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