MUE–BAC

MUE–BAC is a powerline leading from the nuclear power station Mühleberg into the Jurassic countryside at Bassecourt. The nuclear reactor near Berne was operational but until 2019. The powerline however is still in use and cutting through the landscape.

The study of a powerline… Pylons 60, 61 and 62, as well as 77 and 79 of the powerline leading from Mühleberg to Bassecourt, Switzerland.

These pylons are not exactly a landscape photographer’s delight. Usually I try to avoid to include them in photos… Pylon 77 is probably the most photogenic so far. It’s just at the fog line, and the alps appear at the horizon.

I’m not convinced by my little project depicting them, and don’t know if it’s worth to continue. In times of the Corona virus, the possibilities of making journeys are quite limited, so inevitably the ordinary things come to light.

Pylon 77 of the powerline leading from Mühleberg to Bassecourt, Switzerland. The pylon is often just at the fog line in about 800 metres altitude.

For the photos I used my Makina 67 camera with Kodak Tri-X film (those above). Those below are taken on Ilford Delta 100 film, which shows almost no grain.

At the fog line: Pylon 77 of the powerline leading from Mühleberg via Romont to Bassecourt, Switzerland.

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