Future Lines of Communication

April 5, 2007

telephonepole_1410.jpgI’m really glad I took this photo. I have a suspicion that years from now I’m going to look fondly at it. Normally I go through hoops to keep power lines, phone lines, and TV antennas out of my shots. This image reminds me that maybe this obsession is a little misguided.

Have you ever come across a really old newspaper? The news from that time seems trivial but the ad for some “magic for mom in the kitchen” fascinates me. I wonder if some of these infrastructure “eyesores” will not turn out to be the same kind of cute from an age long gone :-)