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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    PDLA balloon.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 14 Jul 2012 - 20:09

    I've found an old photo I took of the balloon that used to be next to Parque de la Paz strip of bars. It was taken from a balcony on the Azahara apartments. The big tower is one of the Torres del Sol apartment blocks and the crane is building what will be the building that houses the Mercadona supermercado...




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    Blyth Spirit
     
     

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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Blyth Spirit on Sat 14 Jul 2012 - 20:16

    Remember the ballon well, was ian conic landmark still seems strange it not bring there anymore.

    Can see the Med Palace on left over ballon.......... ah to be there now, miss it.



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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 14 Jul 2012 - 23:08

    It was a good land mark when you got lost, Which i did often
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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 8:56

    Mcqueen wrote:It was a good land mark when you got lost, Which i did often

    Yep, the first time I went Tenerife, the balloon was what I looked for to get my bearings.



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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Topdog on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 9:02

    We got lost coming home, our plane got diverted to Lanza to pick up some stranded passengers, 7 1/2 hours flight time, not even a free drink.
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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Mischief Maker on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 19:43

    was just thinking my first trip to tenerife was 10 years ago
    how quickly the time has passed



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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 19:55

    Wonder why it vanished ?, It was looking a bit weather worn though,
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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 19:59

    Health & Safety would only let it go up when the wind was below a certain speed, windy place Tenerife, plus the two times I went on it there were only about 6 of us on the basket. It was a fantastic view from up there though. I loved it!



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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Gypsy on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 20:18

    I thought it came down in the Tropical storm of 2005 and there was no money to put it back up or the site it was on 'disappeared'. This vid is interesting, at least once you get into about 2 mins. and see the devastation. I remember driving down the TF1 and seeing the pylons looking like bananas. We were without electricity for just 24 hours but parts of the north went without for a week.

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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Topdog on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 20:35

    Nasty that Gypsy. Thanks.
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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 20:38

    Cool! That was a better story than mine so we'll go with yours Gypsy! lol! Is that why all them red and white pylons are alongside the TF1 now? I remember seeing the balloon not being in its housing, but the housing was there for a while after it disappeared.



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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Gypsy on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 20:50

    We have a couple of types of pylons here, there is this one which comes in red and white (for close to the airport) and in plain metallic silver which are supposed to be easier on the eye and not spoil the landscape like the second image which was damaged in the storm.




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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Mermaid on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 20:57

    good video Gypsy,some damage done.



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    Re: PDLA balloon.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sun 15 Jul 2012 - 21:27

    Shame they couldnt use the opportunity to bury the cables, Them pylons look a bugger for sure,

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