Invisible ugliness

Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
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In this city, all the older parts (still the majority) have overhead electrical wiring. The wires are strung on huge steel and concrete poles, called 'stobie poles' I think they were originally introduced due to problems with white ants (termites) on wooden poles.These poles are hideous, if one takes the time to actually look at them.

Stobie poles are ubiquitous , so nobody seems to notice them day-to-day, including me. I have never heard any noises from anyone about removing them, and installing underground wiring , with the newer, light weight poles. All new developments have underground wiring. I think the attitude may be that the cost of replacing them is prohibitive. Perhaps also the belief they will be slowly replaced by attrition, as older areas are demolished and new ones built. This process is ongoing.

I have started this thread from curiosity; does your own city/area have any invisible ugliness?

Below are a couple of examples. One shows how unforgiving stobie poles are if you crash your car into one. The new light weight poles just fall over, and you are presented with a hefty bill for a new one .
 

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Aug 2014
4,343
Australia
#2
The most recent "invisible" ugliness are the NBN hubs that the LNP foisted upon us. If Labor's original fibre-to-the-home plan was maintained, there would be no need for these obscenities.



 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#3
The most recent "invisible" ugliness are the NBN hubs that the LNP foisted upon us. If Labor's original fibre-to-the-home plan was maintained, there would be no need for these obscenities.

Yup, that's thee kind of thing I meant. I have NBN fibre to the house. In this street the node is underground.
 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#7
'Tis "Chihuahua del Diablo".
Ah, aren't they considered the world's ugliest dog? Do you have one?

My present little treasure is a 2 year old Jack Russell ; scary smart and destructive, hell of a combination. It's like trying to child proof a house against a 2 year old child.. Traditionally I've always done that by not allowing children in my house.
 
Oct 2013
6,203
Planet Nine, Oregon
#8
Ah, aren't they considered the world's ugliest dog? Do you have one?

My present little treasure is a 2 year old Jack Russell ; scary smart and destructive, hell of a combination. It's like trying to child proof a house against a 2 year old child.. Traditionally I've always done that by not allowing children in my house.
I have a "Chigi" or "chorgi" a chihuahua / corgi, "Henry" Looks cute.. But he's a gremlin!
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Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#9
Isn't it funny how otherwise rational people can get quite gooey over their pets.

I've had Major the Jack Russell for about 6 months. He' s a surrendered dog, who had not been trained, at all.Nor socialised; he will attack any dog he sees.

He replaced 'Shadow" my Pit Bull, who died of cancer. Shadow was as dumb as a bagful of hammers, and the best natured dog I've ever had.
 
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