Photo Essay #12: High Tension

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There are high tension power lines not terribly far from my home, that connect the Québec power grid to Ontario's. Most of the line runs through rural farmland, and the towers are built using the standard, relatively cheap and ugly steel framing that we're all familiar with.

When this power line passes through the built-up areas of the cookie-cutter suburban subdivisionland that is Orléans, these ugly steel towers are upgraded to these relatively good-looking, sleek, modern posts. They still stick out (that's their job) but at least they look half-decent doing so.

I took a few minutes to examine one of these monters up close when I was on a bike ride yesterday. "Solid" only begins to describe how they're built.