09 November 2005

Maunsell towers


A friend at work sent me this link to a page about the Maunsell towers, a serires of three "sea forts" (only two remain) off the coast of England, built in WWII. They're named after their designer, Guy Maunsell.

Another on the long list of places I'd love to visit...! LOTS of pics at the first link.


Blogger CatsFive said...

Wow, this is so cool. This looks like something out of Myst or something. I have heard of the pirate radiostations being on these things out at sea but have never seen pictures of them.


4:30 PM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Same here! I'd always pictured them looking more like oil derricks... nothing as cool as this.

7:59 PM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Neat! I kinda wonder if this is kinda like one of the things Radio Caroline was out of...

10:48 PM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Superfan said...

I'm sure the less seaworthy DJs of Radio Caroline would have preferred to be broadcasting from such static structures, but since they were broadcasting illegally and those things wouldn't make for a great get-away vehicle, the truth looked more like this...

Radio Caroline ships

3:56 AM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

Ha! Great pics! What a dream of mine that would be, to have working for one of those pirate stations back in the day. :)

I never realized they used such large ships... or rather, small ships, but I expected more of a smallish boat.

10:48 PM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger Superfan said...

in that case, can we shall look forward to the coming of the "Radio Carolee" podcast...? all you need is some gull samples, and the occasional blowing whale effect (or Adrian Belew track) in the background, for atmosphere, and you can live out your pirate radio fantasies and share some cool music with us at the same time!

3:39 AM, November 11, 2005  

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