Friday, December 30, 2011

Skywatch Friday: Adelaide's Stobie Poles

Because of a lack of suitable timber to make utility poles, a resourceful Adelaide utility engineer came up with stobie poles, which are a precast concrete and steel structure. They are everywhere around Adelaide and look spectacular against the sky.

Happy New Year everyone and all the best for 2012.


Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post, Colin! And your skies look very much like ours here in Seattle! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!


Lea's Menagerie said...

I was wondering if you worked for the electric company!
Beautiful sky!
Best wishes for the New Year!
Mississippi, USA

Jim said...

Great skywatch post. Have a Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

You've turned those wires into poetry!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - they are an underrated icon!

Have a good New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I'm seeing more and more concrete poles here in CA. Wonder if the traditional wood telephone poles will be a thing of the past?!

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