Friday, September 24, 2010

Bangui windmills [SWF]

My first reaction when I saw these windmills was:  Whoa, these were built by aliens!  Then I kept thinking about Transformers (the movie). :p 
Bangui windmills, the first power-generating windmill farm in the Philippines---a must-see when you're in Ilocos Norte.  These gigantic wind turbines along the shores of Bangui Bay, Ilocos Norte, face the South China Sea and are considered the biggest in Southeast Asia.  The turbines hub height is 70 meters, each blade is 41 meters long, and the base of a turbine is 6 meters in diameter.


"...As yet, the wind is an untamed,an unharnessed force; and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the taming, and harnessing of it."


                   - Abraham Lincoln, 1860



Bangui is 553 kilometers north of Manila, and 66 kilometers from Laoag City, the provincial capital.


This post is linked to Sky-Watch, Friday

28 comments:

Manang Kim said...

Wow there should be more like this in that area since what I knew it's very windy there. It would surely help generate energy for cities or towns. Great shot!
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ewok1993 said...

what a wonderful sight these windmills are. can you hear some noise when you get closer to them?

Genie said...

These windmills are magnificent creatures.....they really do look like they are something out of the space age. The sky and clouds perfectly compete the shots in my mind. You definitely captured the complex beautifully.

Hugs,
Genie

AL said...

Hahaha I told you they're extra terrestrialish!

Sidney said...

Your last picture is very dramatic.

Nothing new in Europe... they are all over the place... and as such I find them a disturbing element in the landscape similar to the huge billboards.

Ebie said...

You are the third blogger to post about these windmills! I was excited the first time I saw them!

Great composition on your your shots!

Sylvia K said...

They are magnificent and we have seen a number of them lately! Love your composition as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Mridula said...

The second composition is so eye catching. Lovely.

Boom Nisanart said...

Love the second photo of yours. Look wonderful !

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Gunnar said...

Nice images, they are very big in "real life". that s for sure.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

the windmills lined up gives a great depth to the photos

Lawstude said...

i never get tired of looking at these windmills. i love ilocos and would really not pass a chance of going back there.

Pearl Maple said...

they are huge aren't they, great to taking advantage of this type of energy option

Carol said...

You have captured these beautifully!

Gramma Ann said...

Interesting photos of the windmills with the Moody sky.

Diane AZ said...

Whoa, they do look like something out of a science fiction movie, especially against that dramatic sky!

Lina Gustina said...

Stunning composition!
I'm so impressed :)

Thanks for dropping by...

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

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mirage2g said...

These windmills have become so photogenic! I love your povs and others show them differently too....ang ganda!

Linda said...

Opinions are divided on whether wind turbines enhance or spoil the landscape, but these certainly look dramatic.

ρομπερτ said...

Great pictures indeed. May the wind bring only happiness to you.

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LV said...

Wonderful shot of your windmills. It is nice seeing things like this from other parts of the country. We do not have that here.

Sarah Halstead said...

wow these are awesome. Great job.

Franius said...

Beautiful shots!

I love the first one.
The high contrast between the propeller blades and the clouds is .. exciting!

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