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lamposts and wirescape

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Day 14 d

lovely lampposts in Angire (image from Street View)


Day 14 1 Logbook


Day 14 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Maps)


On my virtual bike trip on April 8, I was impressed with the beautiful lampposts in Angiré …


Day 14 l

streetscape and lamposts in Angiré (image from Street View)


French villages have their share of lampposts, telephone poles and wires.   ‘Wirescape’ is such a normal part of life, I don’t usually see it at all.  But, just look up …


Day 1 r

wirescape back in Magne (image from Street View)


Years ago, I took a landscape evaluation course in university, and as an idealistic student, I was quite negative about the wires and poles that clutter our landscape views.  I have mellowed, though, and now I wonder if wires above us help to enclose us and make us feel safe in our urban environments.  Perhaps wirescape will gradually disappear as our technology becomes more wireless.


wirescape near Saint-Sabine

wirescape near Saint-Sabine (image from Street View)


Best View: intersection – blue shutters and blue sky, no overhead wires …




Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

May 3, 2013 at 7:18 am

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  1. Is it me or do the street lamps look like they are placed higher on the pole than the lamps around here?



    May 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    • Hi. Yes, they seem quite ‘tall’. Different communities seem to have different designs. I’d be interested to know if they are using low energy lighting like some communities here are using. Jane


      jane tims

      May 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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