photo hanoi street scene

one of those… #WordlessWednesday #snapshot

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photo hanoi street scene
it must be one of those black wires. vietnam, hanoi 2018. ยฉ Friedrich Zettl

A photo for #WordlessWednesday – no words, just pictures. Allow your photos to tell the story.

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41 responses to “one of those… #WordlessWednesday #snapshot”

  1. Michael Sammut avatar

    God forbid anything goes wrong there ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      ๐Ÿ™‚ No idea how they can find the right one. I checked for marks or so – nada.

      1. Michael Sammut avatar

        I bet thet get a lot of crosslines ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Michael Sammut avatar

    “they” not thet. ( Mistyped)

  3. Michael Sammut avatar

    If I was a technician, I wouldn’t dare put my hand anywhere near. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      I am always surprised to see such solutions.

      1. Michael Sammut avatar
  4. julianeus avatar


    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Not the only such “hot spot” I saw there ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. julianeus avatar

        It make me remembered the streets of my young time

      2. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        Things are changing quickly and we often forget how we grew up ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Especially me as a senior…..

      3. julianeus avatar

        it’s true! I think so, I’m a senior as well

  5. Bon Repos Gites avatar

    Those kind of cable junctions are crazy aren’t they!

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Definitely โ˜บ๏ธ If you look at the lower part you see the connection to the shops.

      1. Bon Repos Gites avatar

        Little wonder that people often just hack a line!

  6. luisa zambrotta avatar

    Simply amazing!

  7. swabby429 avatar

    This reminds me of the speaker and component cables that are tangled behind my friend Jonathan’s stereo cabinet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Jonathan might have a few less though ๐Ÿ˜†

      1. swabby429 avatar

        no doubt ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. The Sicilian Storyteller avatar

    Talk about a tangled web!

  9. M avatar


  10. Martha Kennedy avatar

    Those microphones/bull horns. I can hear them booming “The East is Red.” at 7 am. This might be Hanoi, but it could be Guangzhou…

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Right, exactly ๐Ÿ˜ƒ And then exercise

      1. Martha Kennedy avatar

        Yi, er, san, si, wu, liu, chi, BA! I got so good at counting to 8…

      2. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        And jiu, and then one basically can count to endless ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      3. Martha Kennedy avatar

        Our loudspeakers only counted to 8 — part of the inimitable morning symphony of a Chinese university.

      4. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        Revolution light ๐Ÿ™‚

      5. Martha Kennedy avatar

        Yes! Ha ha ha!

  11. Ashley avatar

    And somehow it works! Maybe? ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

  12. Hangaku Gozen avatar

    I saw photos of similar utility posts in older parts of Japan and thought that even in congested New York City, you wouldn’t see this. I don’t know how they keep things sorted out in the US but I’m guessing in these parts of Asia they just slap a new cable on every time they install service for a new building.

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Just to make sure: I really like Vietnam and Vietnamese people. I have been to Honor 3 times and Ho Chi Minh City……Yuo are right of course, and my photo was not meant to be offensive. It just attracted me and I tried to figure out how the system works. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      1. Hangaku Gozen avatar

        I didn’t see the photo as being derogatory at all, and I hope I didn’t sound so myself. I was just surprised the utility pole with a knot of wires was such a common sight in Asia. My older daughter’s Indian in-laws say they see similar poles in Jaipur where they used to live, and in Japan it’s almost a symbol of the inner city. There was one NHK TV show where in the opening scene of the intro there was a utility pole with the tangle of cables, which was supposed to establish it took place in “the gritty streets of old Tokyo.” I’m thinking though that with the recent number of record-breaking typhoons smashing through the Asian Pacific, the local municipalities will likely be pressured into switching to underground cables sealed in pipes. Then the tangled utility pole will truly be a symbol of an old, gritty past. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

        Right now I am in Morocco and I dare to say the Hanoi version looks pretty modern and safe ๐Ÿ˜†

  13. Edith avatar

    Ich glaube, solch durchgeklรผgeltes System wรคre heut gar nicht mehr machbar. So etwas wird sicher gar nicht mehr gelernt.
    Ist dies nur einmal auf einer StraรŸe oder mehrfach? Einfach irre, aber faszinierend anzusehen.
    Herzliche GrรผรŸe von mir zu dir <3

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Das war nur 6 Jahre her und ist sicher noch in Betrieb. Von gerade in Marokko – da gibt es dann auch ein paar Photos ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. LG f

      1. Edith avatar

        Zu schauen, nehme ich mir Zeit ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Herzlichst, ich.

  14. James Viscosi avatar

    I sometimes feel like this is what it must look like inside of my brain these days … ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Much of the same here ๐Ÿ˜Ž But I guess we are not the only ones…..

  15. Belladonna avatar

    OH WOW! Now that is a tangled nightmare!

    1. Zettl Fine Arts avatar

      Right, but if you live there is is normal.

      1. Belladonna avatar

        Yes, Iโ€™m sure๐Ÿ˜ณ

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