Ugliness has its own place

by Soulcurry December. 10, 2008 1738 views

in aesthetics. It sometimes offers a good pointerpoint to the prettiness of a place!
Take, for example, these street lights going up all over town. They would win any competition for unmitigated ugliness. sometime later, I'll try and photograph the almost lovely electric poles in Shimla which were put up a hundred years ago…
The new poles are generating a lot of curiosity. An impromptu poll (conducted by me!) reveals that 9 out of 10 people thought they're simply awful. The 10th person was confident they wouldn't work, so we might not actually have to see the poles!

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Soulcurry 8 years, 9 months ago

Isn't it? Am thinking of starting a signature campaign on the sheer fugliness of it....

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Oweena 8 years, 9 months ago

Oh, so the lights are that low to the ground?
I thought the lights would be hoisted up the pole. Why on earth is the pole so [b]tall[/b] then?
It's a waste of a whole bunch of (fugly) pole...

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 8 years, 9 months ago

Well, they're standing underneath mainly because the installation of this particular was already over. (Done in the stealth, at night, I believe).

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Oweena 8 years, 9 months ago

I love how people are just standing around watching or walking almost underneath.
Around here the whole block would be cordoned off in case things started falling during installation.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Soulcurry 8 years, 9 months ago

What irks me is that these lights are being placed in an area which has building of mostly late-1800s/early-1900s vintage... I feel like slapping the municipal corporation.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Rezinka 8 years, 9 months ago

This look like a ´Mets stadium light!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Quailia Nothing 8 years, 9 months ago

that's a lot of light, and you're right - they're fugly.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Snkysally 8 years, 9 months ago

Wow, why so many lights? That seems like it will generate almost daylight-like brightness.

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
Wapsy 8 years, 9 months ago

Haha! Talk about optimism!

8 years, 9 months ago Edited
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