Manitou's Infamous Overhead Powerlines
If you tend to enjoy photographing the mountain views from inside the town of Manitou Springs much, you have probably noticed just how awful some of the overhead powerlines are in town. Many small and underfunded towns such as Manitou Springs have these obstructive eyesores that take away from the enjoyability of the views.
Yet, there is hope! With all the infrastructure work and revitalization happening in downtown Manitou Springs, there is good reason to believe powerlines such as these (on upper Canon Avenue; photo above) will eventually be buried underground. But first things first: The most commonly accessed stretches of downtown, namely the 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Manitou Avenue, are being "redone" with wider sidewalks that will have those darned powerlines buried. This is very good news for Manitou Springs!
-Steve (June 15, 2006)