NT0872 : Swans on the Moon

near to Broxburn, West Lothian, Great Britain

Swans on the Moon
Swans on the Moon
Most residues from the kilns that extracted oil from West Lothian shale were piled high in the well-known red bings but in one area of Broxburn, between Greendykes Road and the Union Canal, the waste appears to have been scattered higgledy-piggledy to create a moonscape on Earth. However, its very isolated nature, unappealing to humans, makes a pool of water that has collected in its midst attractive to a pair of swans. Believe it or not, planning applications have been submitted, though not yet passed, for housing developments in this vicinity. Should you bring your own spaceship so that you can blast off for somewhere more amenable?
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2008
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for NT0872)
Date Taken
Thursday, 24 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008
Category
Wasteland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 084 728 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.4021N 3:28.0529W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 085 729
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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