Thursday, January 6, 2011

Temporary Forever

Low-cost street lights, LivornoIn November 2009 some low-cost lamp posts appeared in “Piazza della Vittoria”. It was said that this was a temporary substitution, while the original posts were undergoing some kind of restoration.More than a year later, we can see what “temporary” may mean...

See also: Low-Cost Lamp Post

16 comments:

roentarre said...

Your first image has that interesting spatial element arrangement. Very 3D like.

Luis Gomez said...

It is so sad when that happens VP.

ρομπερτ said...

At least it looks as if they are kept clean, which is impressive, seen from here.

As long as there's light, there's life. And what should be good, may take a while, longer.

Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

EG Wow said...

"Temporary" sure is an interesting word!

Randy said...

I hope the original ones will be back soon.

Jack said...

Architecturally, they are not up to the standards of so much else that you show us from Livorno.

Lynette said...

I can't figure out how they get electricity. Are they connected where the older ones used to be?

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Dina said...

I like your term "temporary forever."

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is so beautiful, I imagine how charming was with the original lamps, I hope they can change them.
Well...we need to think positively! ;)
Léia

VP said...

@ Jack - A lot of people are working hard to lower our standards and they are slowly succeeding!

Halcyon said...

That's too bad. They are a bit ug... I'm sure the old ones were nicer!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nothing so permanent as "temporary". I know this from experience...

Birdman said...

Ya, temporarily FOREVER! Jeez!

Kaori said...

It seems "temporary" for you and "temporary" for them are quite different!

JM said...

It seems temporary has the same meaning in both our countries...

Francisca said...

Not very fitting the space, these lampposts, but they aren't as grotesque as the cheap China lamps being installed all over Manila! Ugh!