Parabólica ii

compoundeye

Louth, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

This is one of my most favourite urbex locations, and quite a local one for me…
The haphazardly stacked relay dishes make for some incredible compositional opportunities as well as the chance to clamber all over everything. Stenigot looks different from moment to moment, with lighting and weather conditions often changing in the blink of an eye – I could not have asked for a more dramatic or stormy sky!
NATO’s ACE HIGH network, which had relay points covering from Norway to Turkey, and England to Germany – in other words the whole of Europe – was only decomissioned in the 1980s, with advances in military satellite communications technology. The part of the microwave frequency spectrum it used now carries much of the World’s mobile phone traffic instead…

Artwork Comments

  • Kim  Calvert
  • Kim  Calvert
  • Colleen Milburn
  • TaoLens
  • Scott  d'Almeida
  • MidnightAkita
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