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Old Oct 5, 2005, 12:13 AM   #11
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Telephone poles!
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Old Oct 5, 2005, 5:16 AM   #12
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I think Freida has it with telephone poles. Or some such communication system. If that single cable has any significance.

Mmm, wouldn't there be more cables though ??
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Old Oct 5, 2005, 8:00 AM   #13
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...Or some such communication system....
I think it's a mobile phone mast, or else it's a piece of modern art imitating a totem pole. Either way, it's an improvement on examples we usually see. Have you all seen the imitation trees we have in the UK as mobile phone masts? I find them acceptable, but only when among real trees.

I'll post one, if I see one, but there aren't many about.

However, as there are twenty of them, how about approach lights for an airport?

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Old Oct 5, 2005, 9:06 AM   #14
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OK, here's another hint...probably a dead giveaway. While the area was being renovated and warehouses converted to lofts and condos, a new streetcar line (Portland Streetcar) was routed right through the middle of it all.

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The streetcar wire. This must be the end of the line with one wire coming out! That's so cool that the city would do that! Okay, then now we need to see another picture of the streetcar Cal!
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That's close enough. These are the poles supporting the wire for the streetcar. I guess they decorated them to keep in the upscale theme of the neighborhood. There is a steel pole inside which aligns with a matching pole on the other side of the street. Support wires span between the two poles and hold the "hot" wire in the middle of the street. Here is another shot that shows the perspective better.



Here's a shot of one of the modern streetcars. No "art" poles in this block!




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Old Oct 5, 2005, 11:20 AM   #17
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Very cool! I could even see an apartment house made out of this design in the future. Great game challenge! Street cars never crossed my mind but I had fun with this one. Good job Cal!
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At the risk of really dating myself, i looked at the solution picture and saw a pile of Woody Woodpeckers standing on each other's shoulders. Primarily because of the colors.

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