a blot on the landscape

a blot on the landscape

Something that is considered unattractive that covers up or otherwise takes away from the value of something attractive. Although many people say that they want clean energy, they argue that miles of turbines on wind farms are a blot on the landscape.
See also: blot, landscape, on
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blot on the landscape

Fig. a sight that spoils the look of a place. That monstrosity you call a house is a blot on the landscape. You should have hired a real architect!
See also: blot, landscape, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a blot on the landscape

If a building or other structure is a blot on the landscape, it is very ugly and spoils a place which is otherwise attractive. The power station is both a blot on the landscape and a smear on the environment. Urban cemeteries, it seems to me, are blots on the landscape.
See also: blot, landscape, on
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a blot on the landscape

something ugly that spoils the appearance of a place; an eyesore.
1962 Listener Charabancs and monstrous hordes of hikers are blots upon the landscape.
See also: blot, landscape, on
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a blot on the ˈlandscape

a thing, especially an ugly building, that spoils the appearance of a place: That power station is rather a blot on the landscape.
See also: blot, landscape, on
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"I think it's the only place left in Huddersfield that hasn't been a crime scene after the latest shooting or stabbing!" Diane Hall summed it up when she wrote: "A blot on the landscape? Someone needs to go to Specsavers!" Castle Hill is a scheduled ancient monument, and Victoria Tower, on the summit, a Grade II-listed building SEAN DOYLE Adrienne Ross and, right, Daniel James Bray's pictures of READERS REACT WITH ANGER AFTER MP LABELLED LANDMARK 'A BLOT ON THE LANDSCAPE'
The Fuxing District Office of Taoyuan City recently built a 10-floor steel tower in bright red on the site of a former fort during the Japanese colonial period in hope of "revitalizing" the area, but the tower has been blasted by scholars for its lack of beauty and for being a blot on the landscape.
I agreed they are a blot on the landscape but came up with a simple idea: why not paint them camouflage colours to blend in with the hillside?
They also fear that wind farms reaching the end of their useful life will be left as a blot on the landscape.
One improvement would be to remove that incongruous Bottle Of Notes, which is a blot on the landscape.
Yesterday councillors approved proposals for the Derwydd Bach wind farm at Melin Y Wig, near Corwen, even though residents and community groups feared the 120m development would be a blot on the landscape.
A blot on the landscape in a town centre is to be flattened at last.
Now a campaign from the British Wind Energy Association will unite those in favour of wind farms and challenge myths that they are unpopular, noisy and a blot on the landscape.
Monday, October 14, 2002 Liverpool ECHOA LIVERPOOL tower block described as a blot on the landscape has finally been destroyed.
Often they are then just left as a blot on the landscape until they are reported to us.
Stephen Bowcott, of Mowlam Building which funded the demolition, said: "It was widely hated and a blot on the landscape for far too long."
It is neither a monstrosity nor a blot on the landscape. It is a well designed and thoughtful construction.
It could become a blot on the landscape instead of an enhancement.
Hundreds of people have opposed the wind farm plans, saying that the turbines would be a blot on the landscape that would hit tourism.
Redevelopment of a site in Middlesbrough's Linthorpe Road will remove a blot on the landscape, says Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon.