In grey and miserable conditions much like yesterday and today, this happened:
You may recall that then mayor, Dan Plato, pressed the button a little early and most people missed the big event.
One year on, nothing has been done to the Athlone Power Station site, but it’s amazing to see how normal the cooling tower-free view has become and how little the iconic structures are missed. Except of course by my kids, who remind us each and every time we drive along the N2 that that’s where they used to be.
(The cooling towers, not the kids.)
A few of my photos from that day.
Video from Philip Gibb