Battersea power station, the cover of “Animals” by Pink Floyd

Posted: August 2, 2010 in Music, Photography
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Pink Floyd fans will recognize this picture instantly: its the famous cover of the album Animals. The photograph was taken in December 1976, at the Battersea power station in London, and if you still don’t remember it, a giant pink pig was part of the picture. The pig was actually a balloon filled with helium, tied to one of the building’s chimneys and produced quite the anecdote. Shortly after the picture was taken, the rope holding the balloon got loose and the pig was adrift through the city’s skies, chased by police helicopters, before being caught in Kent, frightening airplane pilots. The album was released in January 1977, immortalizing the famous photograph. [read]

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