Telegraph Pole of the Month – Dec 2010

Telegraph Pole of the Month December 2010

You normally only ever see poles like this alongside heritage railway lines.  But this is one of a few such poles that run from the village of Clawddnewydd along the B5105 down towards Ruthin in Denbighshire, North Wales.  And even more amazing, this one is still in use.  The second lower left insulator has a telephone wire attached.  I went and photographed most of these recently and I don’t expect they’ll be left up much longer – replaced by an anonymous pole with a non-descript plastic junction box like all the others.

Telegraph Pole of the Month – Feb 2011

Telegraph Pole of the Month - Feb 2011

This rather seductive looking pole has been hiding in a field less than a mile from my house. A telephoto lens was required to get this picture.  But anyone who fails to see the intrinsic feminine beauty of this power distribution pole – needn’t apply to our society for membership.  She’s called Audrey by the way.

Telegraph Pole of the Month – Jan 2011

A busy telegraph pole somewhere in Tokyo.

Our Japan correspondent (Hâf) immediately spotted the aesthetics in this tangled urban skyscape and snapped January’s pole of the month somewhere in a downtown Tokyo.  It’s also particularly pleasing owing to the blue sky.  I’ve heard of blue skies, but coming from Wales, don’t remember ever having seen one.

 

There’s everything going on up on that pole.

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