What is It?

Morning guys, a question please:


In videos from the UK we often see these weird constructions in various stages of being finished or so. Often it’s just the skeleton, sometimes they have skin. Looks like tanks of sort, or mini nuclear power plants or other ways of wasting people’s tax money.

I don’t think those are oiltanks. The actual oiltanks at the refinery next door do look much more robust. Massive steel constructions.

Any of my readers know what those things are?

Spank you very much =^.^=


    • What I was thinking as well. The refinery hereabouts is at least a click away from residential homes … and was here first, btw. The developers bribed their way closer and closer to the refinery, the wastewater treatment plant and the racetrack. All highly illegal. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Oh jeez, the one tank in upper left corner looks indeed like those English things, no?


      • Oyoyoyyyy! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
        Guess I was blind. Look:

        That’s our frenly neigbourhood oil refinery. Tanks look somehow identical. I just never seen them in their skeletal state.


        • And now I remembered Google Earth’s 3D capabilities:

          Condition of that thing is terrible, right? Just last year 6 workers were killed in an explosion. But we can see the various stages of decay, which show us the similarities with the English tank skeletons. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


    • Oh, we’re in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, it’s actually not too bad. Not posh or anything but comfy living …

      That black inksplot marks our house, to the right is the refinery, industrial area … and above us is the racetrack, which is often very loud. And of course we’re living in the approach path to the airport. Was all we could afford within our humble means. Buuut, only a couple klicks off the beach! ๐Ÿ™‚

      And, even better, I hear the refinery will be closed and demolished soon. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    • That’s it! Exacty, these gasometers I see in many narrowboat videos and all sorts of movies playing in Britain. Teehee, I’m also kind of a Tom Scott fan. Was even subscribed to his channel for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thx for the enlightenment, KWG


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