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

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
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He said at the time: "I just want the area to be celebrated but at the moment it's horrible, a blot on the landscape, when it should be one of the most historic sites in Yorkshire."
Alice Houghton said: "The fabric dome is unbelievably ugly and large and is a blot on the landscape and highly inappropriate for a conservation area."
The blot on the landscape will be flattened after the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership board approved a proposal to award more than [pounds sterling]600,000 to send the bulldozers in.
But residents who live near the development have branded the idea a "blot on the landscape".
BRITAIN'S construction sector suffered its weakest growth for six months in September as the "Brexit blot on the landscape" held back activity, according to a report.
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.
A letter penned to the council by a resident, reads, "This is a truly awful blot on the landscape of what has otherwise been a successful renovation of a house in an important part of Richmond.
However, according to Tripadvisor reviewer "BP", it's a "blot on the landscape" and a "vast soulless cavern".
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?
I particularly agree with the many letters asking what is happening to the blot on the landscape that is Cathedral Lanes shopping centre.
The 1960s Tyne Bridge Tower, which used to be offices for tax collectors, has long been considered 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.
Polytunnels may produce a temporary blot on the landscape in the Spring, but during the wet May they saved the pounds 80m English strawberry harvest.
He has not entered the howling wind farm argument to date but a close friend of the Prince was quoted as saying, 'He believes they are a horrendous blot on the landscape.'
Rather than have that particular blot on the landscape back, it would be a better idea to trade King Kong and that other shabby eyesore, the Rotunda, with thepeople of Lille.