This thing in the background was planed to be an atomic power plant on the banks of the river Rhine.It was called the "schneller Brueter"that means it is special kind of technic that uses the power of the Uran much more effective than an usual atomic power plant.
It was build from 1973 - 1985.The price for this was round about 5 thousand Millions DM.
During the time of building there were massive protests against this power plant.
In 1991 the politicians decided that there was no need for this Atomic power plant,- so it never starts working!
In 1995 the complete thing was sold,for little money,to a clever businessman.
He made a amusement park(!) out of it and today you can stay there in a Hotel,play tennis or other sports while your kids enjoing the Merry-go rounds!
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supereira (9576) 2005-02-13 6:46
Good composition and DOF.I like the colors and the contrast between them.Good light and sharpness.I like the detail of the bird.Well done!
jhm (146570) 2005-02-13 6:59
A typical money waste in the last 30 year, but fortunately not used. The painting of the cool tower is lovely and the cows are very lovely without the atomic power plant.
Well seen Hermann!
Leonie (8809) 2005-02-13 7:46
Diese armen Kühe haben es womöglich nicht ganz so schön wie ihre Verwandten in den Bergen z.B. aber schöne schwarz weiße Flecken haben sie trotzdem! :-) Gutes Kontrastbild!
clodreno (0) 2005-02-13 8:54
incredible story of money well spend on behalf of the German tax payer...
I love cows...
Ramonven (126) 2005-02-13 9:57
Haha! That is something very interesting! I never heared of this before... And this is well captured in the picture! Very nice!! Ramon
arth (1454) 2005-02-13 10:01
Nice shot Hermann ,a remarkable contrast the cows with the background ,good captured .Very good composition and a good contrast , a good note too .Very well
Tue (30986) 2005-02-13 18:50
Interesting picture with a good fore- and background! Fine note with the history of the power plant. Good picture!
bertolucci (13362) 2005-02-14 2:39
Hi Hermann, you captured the result of a piece of very turbulent history with this 'snelle kweek' reactor. Funny with the cows and trees in the foreground. A very well defined & composed pic and a fine note!
Groeten uit Rotterdam, Bert.
ChrisJ (107083) 2005-02-14 3:29
I like the strange juxtapositioning of the cows & rural foreground, against the post industrial background. The bird on the left is a bonus. Good shot!
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-14 4:46
What a strange combination of elements you had there!:)
well captured,good POV,and useful note,too,thanks for posting it,well composed and intresting subject,Hermann.
oochappan (16355) 2005-02-14 5:23
En de koeien mogen blijven zonder dat de melk besmet raakt. Mooi contrast tussen essentieel natuurlijke behoefte en industrie. Een aardig detail, die vogel. Natuurlijke zachte kleuren zonder overdaad is de sterkte in deze goede contrastrijke target compo, Hermann.
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-14 6:40
Hé hé !
J’adore cette composition totalement décalée !
J’aime ce contraste entre la grosse industrie en arrière plan et ces belles vaches au premier plan !
Une photo qui sort de l’ordinaire !
Beau Travail !
Amicalement - Sébastien
alvaraalto (6177) 2005-02-14 18:15
If this isn’t “Kernwasser Wunderland” in Kalkar. Also the Dutch papers has filled many articles about this place. Good to see that this peaceful cows has found their place over there. Maybe someone wants to look around that place and see what has become of the fast breather.
carper (96) 2005-02-16 7:09
het is een zeer aparte foto, Herman,
Ik vind de compositie zeer goed gezien,er is zelf een buizerd op te zien, er is trouwens veel op te zien, goede foto, goed werk
weswang (18223) 2005-02-17 1:16
A clever businessman indeed. Instead of hiring some human beings to attract the attentions of travelers, the cows may have done a better job.
Well composed photo and interesting notes.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-17 14:59
Hi Hermann. A perfect topic for TE with this good documentary shot on the billion DM grave of taxpayers' money. Also a quite pleasant photo with the peacefully grazing cows in front of the slightly odd-looking scenery. Good catch of the colors and light, and well done on the notes.
KevRyan (22956) 2005-02-24 13:35
....and no one made the 'Atom Heart Mother' reference!! Where are all you Pink Floyd fans!? Looks like a giant dairy in the background! Nice image Hermann!
- Copyright: Hermann Schoettler (Fixfocus) (9385)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-06
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cows!, Power Stations [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-13 6:38