From what I’ve seen, the utility poles in Beijing are made from concrete. In order to climb them, linemen here use u-shape apparatus attached to their shoes and ankles.

The power couplers near my apartment building were recently replaced. Here’s a shot of a lineman doing the work.

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  1. looks like you have photographed a sculpture, the way that the colors of the clothing of the man and the pole work together. wonderful photograph. seems impossible that he can spend a good part of his day like this.

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