Photo Challenge: Elemental

Gösgen 06.08 (2)

It is only steam they tell us, nothing worth worrying about. Of course I am not worried when I take the train to Zürich and pass through Gösgen where one of the Swiss nuclear power plants stands, since 1979, I always try for a good photo from the passing train. This time I was lucky. Up to now nothing has happened, and after all it is only steam and steam comes from water – a natural element. Bordered by the Jura mountains it has its touch of romance. You can even see the steam as you fly over so you always know where you are – I saw it every time I flew to London from Zürich blowing through the clouds.

You can even visit the power plant, as a tourist, but you have to make arrangements. Once someone wanted to visit with a geiger counter. Strangely they told him this was not permitted, I wonder why, after all it is all so elemental, or? You were expecting Swiss mountains, sorry to disappoint you, but Swiss alps get boring with time. OK, last week-end we were in Schaffhausen, so I will leave you with something more elementary, one of my 200 photos of the Rheinfall in Schaffhausen.

Rheinfall 06.08 (17)

Photo Challenge: Elemental

7 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Elemental

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    • Switzerland are searching for an alternative. Windmills are appearing, but they are not so ideal. Birds fly into them and they are a disturbance to the land scape. Switzerland used water power, but people today need more energy and the supply was not covering the needs.

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  2. Bet that steam contains more than ONE element! I visited one of our local nuclear plants and they were very picky about what you did while you were there. They also didn’t let you ask questions or take notes.

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    • We have a few of those places in Switzerland and it is the same her. They say it is harmless steam, bu I wonder what they cook to produce the steam. Actually we voted to leave nuclear energy but it will take years and the replacement will not be cheap

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