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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
It is neither a monstrosity nor a blot on the landscape.
They also fear that wind farms reaching the end of their useful life will be left as a blot on the landscape.
The 1960s Tyne Bridge Tower, which used to be offices for tax collectors, has long been considered 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.
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.
Fly-tipping is illegal, it is a blot on the landscape and Spencer, quite rightly has had enough.
It could become a blot on the landscape instead of an enhancement.
Hundreds of people in the area have opposed the wind farm plans, saying that the turbines would be a blot on the landscape that would affect tourism businesses in the area.
Redevelopment of a site in Middlesbrough's Linthorpe Road will remove a blot on the landscape, says Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon.
A blot on the landscape in a town centre is to be flattened at last.
Warwick - it's a blot on the landscape and a star performer on the worst buildings in Britain list.
Hundreds of people have opposed the wind farm plans, saying that the turbines would be a blot on the landscape that would hit tourism.
The 45metre mast, dubbed a blot on the landscape by royalty, is to be moved as the cliff close to where it stands is in danger of collapsing, members of the North York Moors National Park Authority's planning committee were told.