Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

14 November 2006

The Three Sisters


(the 'Three Sisters' near Ramsgate)

© Annelisa Christensen 9:42 am

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At November 14, 2006 10:47 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pic! :)

 
At November 14, 2006 1:22 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol! The Three sisters in the distance

I was looking for the three fates in the sky.
So from the Sussex coast? visiting friends on the Kent Coast?
Used to spend time in Folkestone & Hythe, used to pass by Hastings & Rye - no, don't ask me when, ohh sometime last century, even last millennium it seems.

Wishing you a fine day!

 
At November 14, 2006 3:17 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks Clash - glad you like it! I took loads of this scene, and couldn't decide which one to put up. In some ways, some of the others are better... but I like the way it sort of looks like the clouds are smoke coming from the chimneys.

Quasar - Remember I said I got lost? (I think I said in the post before last...) Well, this was on that 'round trip' :-) The place I was heading for was actually near Margate, but I forgot to take a left somewhere. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have got this shot!

So, Quasar9, I know you're a time traveller (which maybe why it was so long ago you passed by Hasings and Rye), but was this on a physical journey, or did you live thereabouts?

 
At November 14, 2006 3:25 pm, Blogger red-dirt-girl said...

ominous..........

oh there's the milk........me.oooowww! I was starving......thanks, girlfriend :)

 
At November 14, 2006 3:42 pm, Anonymous starbender said...

Great shot, but how sad we build 'em!

I have link'd U at my site!

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At November 14, 2006 7:59 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

red-dirt-girl... always a saucer out for kitty friends! :-) especially ones who visit so often...

Starbender- It is sad we build that kind of chimney, but at least it looks like these three are out of action now...

I've linked up to your fun picture site too!

 
At November 14, 2006 8:56 pm, Blogger mysti said...

beautiful picture.

 
At November 14, 2006 9:27 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

funny, isn't it, that something that is the cause of pollution can be a source of beauty too? It's like the sunsets... the more smoke or particles in the air, the more gorgeous the sunset. Just doesn't make sense...!

 
At November 14, 2006 11:18 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Don't know what these stacks are from...a famous industry? They do contrast and look neat with something natural and beautiful like the sky here.

 
At November 14, 2006 11:29 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Annelisa, lived in Dover for some years and in Folkestone for some more ...
Used to go down the coast road to Dymchurch and as far as Hastings on weekend drives, or sometimes I'd go to Ramsgate or Nero's in Margate... but that was some time ago. More oft we'd go inland to Ashford or Canterbury for a pint or two or maybe a to see gig too

Lazy summer days andwild summer nights in the garden of England were had, many swims in the English Riviera, and much fish was had too, as long as it didn't glow in the dark, as Dungeness sat there and into the sea sank...

 
At November 15, 2006 5:19 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Mother of Invention - No, I don't know what industry these chimneys were from either.

What struck me was the way the chimneys were like growths from the surrounding flat lands, seemingly spewing smoke out as in bygone years...

The contrast between the man-made and the natural has often struck me - It's like, no matter what structures we erect on the landscape, nature will almost nonchalantly grow around and over it or through it, almost erasing us as insignificant...

Quasar9 - So, a local(ish) boy, huh? I come from the other direction. Hastings is the closest to me. I'll have to try Nero's next time I'm in Margate(if it still exists). Sounds like you enjoyed your time whilst you were there! Hmmm and what's this about 'wild' summer nights? :-) Is Dungeness still going? I suppose it must be, as I haven't heard anything to the contrary. I remember visiting it as a child, and the whole time wondering whether there was a leak, and how we would know... Even though we were invited as a kind of PR exercise, I didn't like it at all!

 
At November 15, 2006 10:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look like the distinctive parabolic cross section of nuclear plant cooling towers. Its one of the truly beautiful functional structures and only about 2 meters thick at the thickest. Not smoke, but steam, emits.
Keep looking up
Peace

 
At November 15, 2006 10:18 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Nature almost erasing us is a good thing I think! Especially where smoke stacks are concerned!

 
At November 15, 2006 10:52 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hello Goatman - long time no see! How are your animals?

I didn't know these were nuclear cooling towers - I guess that would figure, as they're in the middle of nowhere. They are very visually aesthetic, aren't they? :-)

To be honest, now I've looked up, I don't think I could stop! :-)

Peace to you too!

MOI - Have you ever seen that film 'Logan's Run'? I saw it when I was a teenager, and it affected me a lot (along with 'Capricorn One' and 'Star Wars' :-) ) Different ideas of the future... but one thing in particular, apart from dealing with the 'what will we do about the increasing population?' question, was the way that all civilised structures were covered in massive amounts of undergrowth. When I go out walking, I often spend time imagining what a building, or path, would look like if it wasn't kept clean of the tree seedlings, the ivy and brambles... and also what it must've been like before permanent roads were built... A double edged sword, methinks.

 
At November 16, 2006 7:31 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Personally, if we have to have them, I'd rather see them covered with ivy or greenery of some sort and hidden amongst trees!

 
At November 17, 2006 12:24 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Yeah, it's nice to seem them blended in.

 

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