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Sunday, March 18, 2007

London's Organ

Pollution melts bikes, I'm sure of it.

This does look a litle like strange organ pipes, doesn't it? However, what it is doing is measuring London's lungs - the pollution on our streets. These instruments are just by the side of Marylebone Road. Amusingly, Marylebone Road was the first bypass ever built int he 17th Century so that the steenkin' animals didn't have to go through town.

Here is the output from the site.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "London's Organ"


Blogger Unknown said ... (00:02) : 

Oh i didn't know that about Marylebone Ham, very interesting indeed. I generally learn something here on your blog which is great. Thanks for showing us your organ.


Blogger jonemo said ... (12:37) : 

There is also a small one of these stations on Oxford Street. There is a EU regulation on fine dust (which is very dangerous for you lungs) saying that a certain limit may not be exceeded on more than 30 days throughout a year. London usually breaks that regulation on the 31st of January every year...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53) : 

Excellent info and links Ham.... I could spend days checking up on all that data!


Blogger Chuckeroon said ... (17:32) : 

Great set of two, Ham. Well done!


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