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Two Nails

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Two Nails on Telephone Pole

Found on one of my walks. Wonder what they were used for?


Written by Monte Stevens

January 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Art/Design

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  1. Monte, imagine if we had a camera that not only took photos of a current scene but also had a date/time setting where we could take a photo of the scene at any date or time of our choosing — past or future. Now that would be amazing and could certainly answer your question about these nails. 😉


    January 19, 2010 at 8:34 am

    • Yes, that is something I’ve never thought about but alas, the camera is only capable of creating the present moment as an image for us.

      Monte Stevens

      January 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

  2. If only that old pole could tell the story of everyone who as climbed it or drove a nail or staple into its skin.

    Steve Skinner

    January 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

    • I guess the best we can do is use our imagination. Now there could really be some stories to tell.

      Monte Stevens

      January 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  3. I don’t know about now, but when I was a kid pole climbers hated those things, today of course they use the bucket.


    January 19, 2010 at 11:26 am

  4. I love the worn wood and it looks like several nails have pierced its skin over the years.


    January 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

    • I am a sucker for old wood, rusty metal and beautiful women, they catch my attention. In all seriousness, when I do slow down I will see the old weathered post and whatever else is with it. Thanks for stopping by again.

      Monte Stevens

      January 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

  5. I don’t know what the nails were for, but I certainly remember how the holes and splinters got there. I remember watching the pole climbers shimmy up the poles with their spiked boots and climbing strap. I also remember getting lots of splinters from these beasts.

    Paul L.

    January 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    • I too have picked a splinter or two from those poles. I remember watching those guys go up and down them with seeming ease, but they wore protective clothing. I had little concept of wearing gloves or bots at that age.

      Monte Stevens

      January 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

  6. Great shot, Monte. Really like it.

    Chris Klug

    January 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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