Ugliness has its own place

  • Posted Dec. 10, 2008 by Soulcurry Viewed 324 times

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!

    Login or Signup using following options to comment Login or Signup below to comment
    Login Sign up

    There are 9 comments, add yours!

    • # Oweena

      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...

      2008.12.11 Reply Cancel

    • # Soulcurry

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

      2008.12.11 Reply Cancel

    • # Oweena

      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.

      2008.12.11 Reply Cancel

    • # Soulcurry

      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.

      2008.12.11 Reply Cancel

    • # Snkysally

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

      2008.12.10 Reply Cancel

    More articles from Soulcurry

    Cobra lamp

    # by soulcurry
    posted on May 14, 2014

    Hail Mary.

    # by soulcurry
    posted on May 10, 2014

    Interesting pattern...

    # by soulcurry
    posted on May 04, 2014

    Road-side shrine #2

    # by soulcurry
    posted on May 01, 2014

    Road-side shrines #1

    # by soulcurry
    posted on April 25, 2014

    Back to top