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Hauz Qazi Substation 1953 | Old Delhi, India | by t linn
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Hauz Qazi Substation 1953 | Old Delhi, India

So did they punch holes in the sides of the pink substation building to run additional electrical cables before or after they broke out the windows to run additional electrical cables? Is the cascade of cables down the side of the yellow building there to hold up the cables underneath or do those carry electricity too?


I was decades younger when I first became interested in traveling to India. What piqued my interest? It was a photograph of a scene much like this one featuring a tangle of electrical cables hanging precariously above the crowded streets. These cables are almost always the first thing I'm asked about in a photograph like this. I never stopped noticing or photographing them.


Don't miss the utility poles on both sides of the street that appear to be listing under all the weight. The person in the lower right corner selling hard hats for SafetyWorks might consider putting one on himself.


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Taken on December 29, 2017