Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Textured Tuesday: Rubber Bondage


Nailed, tagged, branded and trussed. 
Somebody must've thought this telephone pole might try to escape. 
It's not as though it hasn't been doing it's job; not only has it
been supporting the wires and cables to carry thousands 
of messages, but it's served as a community bulletin board, 
holding signs for everything from yard sales and lost pets
to posters for missing children.


Oh, yeah, I forgot about this.

 

4 comments:

dive said...

Yay! Once again you find art in places other people walk past without a second glance.
These are wonderful images, Speedway.

Scout said...

This reminds me of the Wish Tree in Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wish_Tree) with people hammering in pennies until every inch was covered.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

We have all seen the telephone poles, abused/used for years, but your photo gives a great perspective... like a fingerprint, each is unique. Love the layers of history in this top shot.

Bises,
Genie

Speedway said...

Thank you, Dive. I've been trying to make a habit of looking even closer when I'm thinking, "I've got nuthin' here." Lotsa times there's nuthin' there, others I get a trussed up 'phone pole.

I looked at the Wishing Tree, Scout. It seems odd, touching testimony to hope.

There are telephone poles all over that show interesting combinations on tacks staples and nails, enough I could make a book. In fact, it may make interesting stories - following up the lost dog, the yard sale and sadly, the missing children.