Saturday, 7 October 2006
'twas a grey old day in Sydney on Friday. Unfortunately, no rain, just dull and grey. Still it made a nice canvas for this shot of overhead power lines and the telco cable.
New developments in Sydney are supposed to have them all underground, but the government recently caved into developers and are still letting them get away with this nonsense. This is one of the most annoying things about life in Sydney - developers rule the roost. But it's no wonder. Political parties just love the big fat donations from developers.
The thick cable across the middle belongs to telco Optus (majority owner Singtel of Singapore). Telstra, the former monopoly provider placed their cables underground, but Optus weren't allowed access, so their cables are slung along below the power lines. Ugly, ugly and ugly.
Does your city have power and telco cables underground or overhead?