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They’re looming over us

30th May, 2012 | Posted by in Blog
They’re looming over us

Loomis Day is a unique one; it commemorates the invention by Mahlom Loomis, which opened the world to long-distance message transferral via fine-tuned signals through electrical connection.


Despite being defunct, there are telegraph poles at the end of my street. This is because I live in an area that contains so many outdated features that none of them ever become anachronistic. The local ice cream van could play¬†We’re Going to Hang out the Washing on the Siegfried Line and nothing would seem amiss.

So I put my shoes on and headed outside to take a photo, then realised that you can see a pole literally from my doorstep (at least I think this is a telegraph pole).

Thank you, Loomis. Thank you for this spiderweb of wires above my terrace that, in all honesty, I really do associate with home sweet home.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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