Ed’s Sunday Stills: Pesky Power Lines

Those power lines that invade your photos, and there’s nothing you can do to avoid giving them pride of place. For his Sunday Stills Challenge this week, Ed has asked us to show him some of these pesky visual pollutants that have so often stood in the way of the perfect shot. I think Phuket in Thailand must certainly be a contender for first prize, with its prolific mess of ugly power lines, which tend to ruin every shot one takes. Thanks Ed for giving me a chance to use these photos. 🙂 (Click on any image to see the bigger picture.)

The busy shopping area in the beach town of Patong.

The busy shopping area in the beach town of Patong.

The Tiger Disco on Patong's infamous Bangla Road.

The Tiger Disco on Patong’s infamous Bangla Road.

 

Dino's BBQ Restaurant, Patong. Fight your way though the power lines to get in.

The Dino BBQ Restaurant, Karon Beach. Fight your way though the power lines to get in.

My view of the rather beautiful architecture was marred by the unsightly power lines.

My view of the rather beautiful architecture was marred by the unsightly power lines.

The main shopping street in Kata Beach.

The main shopping street in Kata Beach.

These pics were taken in 2012, and I read that there’s now a project underway to clean up the tangle of electrical cables which festoon the streets. Apparently they were quite dangerous, as the electrical systems weren’t always properly grounded, and electric shock is a distinct possibility for unwary pedestrians who may come into contact with an exposed outlet. In the wet season, someone could easily be electrocuted by stepping into a puddle which had a live wire dangling in it. The occurrence of a few such fatal incidents, has prompted the authorities to do something about it. One really has to ask oneself how it could have got so bad, without anyone noticing. They must have very untidy electricians there.

To see more entries for Ed’s Power Line challenge, just click here.

 

 

 

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