|Sun behind pylon|
Their aesthetic appeal is as great aloof public found sculptural objects, literally carrying a great invisible power, aerial ley-lines rooted to the ground and yet unscalable, emitting the low hum of electricity like some gigantic electric aeolian harp.
Pylons come in various designs, the ones populating Cliffe Marshes would appear to be of the L2 and L6 type.
Pylons have become as much a part of the British rural landscape as any ostensibly 'natural' feature. The current electricity pylons, first chosen in 1929, are designed to be strong against high winds and capable of carrying the load and tension of cables. The name 'pylon' comes from their basic shape, an obelisk-like structure which tapers toward the top.
There are plans afoot to redesign pylons, a move that could have the most significant impact on the appearance of the British landscape since the enclosure.