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August 23, 2010

Athlone cooling towers demolition – Flickr pic of the day


athlone towers demolition


This photograph of the Athlone cooling towers being imploded on Sunday, August 22, 2010 was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jim Sher aka Blyzz.

Jim says: “The weather could have been better. A lot of photographers had their expensive equipment covered with an array of water-proofing; shower caps, jackets, cling-wrap, etc.

“While waiting for the implosion, there was music and commentary about the towers. However, sitting on top of a ladder to get a good vantage point, I heard a faint, ‘Four ... Three ...’. Surprised, because it was still a few minutes before the intended time, I pointed my camera at the towers and started shooting. I was one of the lucky few to get the full implosion. Most of the other photographers still had their cameras wrapped up in their impromptu rain-coats.”

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Image © Jim Sher aka Blyzz 2010

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