Attitude

Cloud Drama

Sometimes the clouds were just so phenomenal it was necessary to find some reason to stop. Interstate rest stops are perfect for such desire.


Indiana Dunes National Park

‎⁨Indiana Dunes National Park⁩

‎⁨Indiana Dunes National Park⁩

Gary⁩, ⁨Indiana⁩, ⁨United States⁩

I was surprised to find Indiana had a National Park and even more amazed sand dunes were a prominent feature.


No, It's Not

Hyperboloid Cooling Tower

Hyperboloid Cooling Tower

‎⁨Michigan City⁩, ⁨Indiana⁩, ⁨United States⁩

What you think it is.

My cerebral matter was scrambled for hours after I drove past this structure not that far from Indiana Dunes National Park. I kept thinking there was no way there was a nuclear power plant RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A CITY but the shape and emissions stoked my imagination until I was able to do a bit of research.

This is Michigan City’s NIPSCO gas-and coal-fired power plant – “a landmark of its own since its huge hyperboloid cooling tower makes it look like a nuclear power plant straight out of “The Simpsons.” It is actually scheduled to be decommissioned by 2028.

Perhaps not so ironically, there actually were plans to erect a nuclear power plant in the area but common sense (and a significant amount of public outrage) ensued so the project was canceled back in 1981.




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