Roger Bennion

Roger Bennion

Posted on 03/26/2016


Photo taken on October 12, 2015


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Hasten Down The Wind
Warren Zevon
Linda Ronstadt
Sight and Sound
Dunstable Downs
Wind-Catcher
Visitor Centre
National Trust


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"Hasten Down The Wind"

"Hasten Down The Wind"
This structure is on Dunstable Downs and nearby there is an explanation :-)

“Is it a sculpture? A crashed spaceship? Something the builders left behind?
No, it's a wind-catcher – part of our ventilation system.
Fresh air goes in through the long vertical vents on each side. It travels through an underground pipe into the Visitor Centre. In summer, this cools the air so the building doesn't need electric fans or air conditioning. In winter, it warms the air slightly so that our wood-chip boiler doesn't have to work so hard to heat the building.”

Which, of course, leads to “Hasten Down The Wind” written by Warren Zevon :-)

Linda Ronstadt's version with ace harmony vocal by Don Henley has always been a fave for me but I don't know why it has taken me such a very, very long time to properly listen to the awesome original version by Warren Zevon with wonderful slide guitar playing by David Lindley and superb harmony vocal by Phil Everly.

Added to ~ Sight and Sound

♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ Listen here ~ Hasten Down The Wind ~ Linda Ronstadt

Original version ~
♪ ♫ Listen here ~ Hasten Down The Wind ~ Warren Zevon

One of the YouTube comments says "One of the most beautiful and saddest songs ever..."
Yes, I agree.

Belleuse, Sami Serola, Rainer Blankermann, Judith Jannetta and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
David Michael
David Michael
Great image, great links!!
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to David Michael
Cheers very much, David. And, thank you for the fave.
21 months ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
An interesting building Roger.
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Stormlizard
Thank you, John. And, cheers for the fave.
21 months ago.
Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe
Formal und farblich etwas besonderes!
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Gisela Plewe
Thanks very much, Gisela. And, I appreciate the fave :-)
21 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Interesting architectural documentary Roger, Is it as big as it appears in your picture?.
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to HappySnapper
Cheers, Maurice. Maybe not quite as big as it appears. I would guess it is about 10 - 12 feet tall.
21 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Now that is a cracker of a shot, Roger!

I've never heard Warren Zevon's version of this and it is really nice. Love Linda's, as always. :)
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thanks so much, Karen. And, I appreciate the fave :-)
21 months ago.
uwschu
uwschu
Wunderschöner Song zu deinem Foto.
Musste auch etwas rätseln, was du da fotografierst.
Frohe Ostern,
Gruß Uwe
21 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Amazing structure; thanks for the info.
Congrats on Explore,
21 months ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
J'aime beaucoup ce graphisme !!!
21 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A fascinating structure, thanks for the background info. Always enjoy Linda R.
21 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Terrific visual image - and class music !!
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Larry Drummond
Thank you very much, Larry. And, cheers for the fave.
21 months ago.
Andy
Andy
Wonderful image Roger the architecture, POV and colour contrast really work
21 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
That looks like an intriguing gimmick of building services. A bit rusty, but efficient.
21 months ago.
Roger Bennion has replied to Tacheles
Cheers, Norbert :-))
21 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Well, fancy that.....great image, great information, great song....
21 months ago.
Rachel J Bowler
Rachel J Bowler
That's interesting. Love the photo.
21 months ago.
Belleuse
Belleuse
Very interesting abstract subject , I like your shot and that you always take care about more information and your personal connection to your favorite or new music! Nice to see your passion , my friend ! :-)
21 months ago.