Posts Tagged ‘wires’
I am with MO with regards to how electric wires become visual pollution, especially in colonial Antigua Guatemala. However, I have tried to capture electric wires in creative ways in the past. How sucessfull I was with Electric Wire Grid plus Volcanoes, Wonderful Sunset plus Power Lines and The Webs We Weave is hard to say; you better judge for yourself.
Nevertheless, I can’t argue with the fact that underground wiring and antique style street lamps remove the visual clutter and are much more appealing and coherent for a colonial town.
If you don’t believe me, compare today’s photo of Calle del Arco with the photo in Antigua Style Street Lighting and then come back here and share your thoughts with us.
… are ugly for sure. I agree with everyone that commented that Guatemala would so much nicer and beautiful if all the wiring were kept underground. However, I am sure not to many alcaldes (town/city mayors) would want to go for it; to them the aesthetic is the least important item in their list of priorities. .-(
Here is the Spanish word of the day for you. Ornato is in Guatemalan Spanish the aesthetic or beauty of town or place. Boleto de ornato (decoration ticket) is a variable obligatory tax that Guatemalans must pay every year to their local municipality.
That’s right fellas, even though Guatemalans pay their yearly tax for decoration, beauty, and cleanliness to their local municipal government, their alcaldes would look the other way and think of their citizens as crazy if they actually went in their local municipalidad (town hall) to demand clean streets, beautiful parks and underground wiring.