Friday, August 26, 2011

Small Bizarres No. 29 - Street-lighting, Amsterdam & Doha...


For anyone who has even driven down some of the main traffic arteries criss-crossing Doha, Qatar, one of the first things one notices are the very distinct 'fishing-pole' street-lights stretching along each side of Al-Waab Road as well as some of its perpendicular extremities... Imagine then my surprise when, whilst walking in some of the more recently developed neighborhoods in the outskirts of central Amsterdam, I suddenly come across some of these very same light-posts jutting across a small neighborhood plaza...

Small world and small bizarre indeed...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The light columns you saw in Amsterdam are the original lamps, designed by Barcelona based architect Beth Gali. Al-Waab Road lamps were copied from the original design and currently the manufacturer (Santa and Cole) is taking legal actions against this flagrant copyright violation.

Thomas said...

Interesting... Thanks for the info...

Tom

Anonymous said...

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