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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

EADT - Welcome to 'contrail country'

EADT - Welcome to 'contrail country': "THESE are the big skies that inspired John Constable two centuries ago.

But these pictures show that far from the dramatic, kinetic mass of clouds that loomed over the artist's landscapes, the sky above Dedham Vale is now criss-crossed with contrails.

Although theoretically classed as clouds, the trails of condensation left behind jet aircraft would have been far too geometric for Constable and show the effects of the industrialisation he so wanted to escape from in his rural idylls."


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