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Old Apr 30, 2010, 5:09 PM   #1
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Went out for a walk and as usual had a camera with me. Nothing too exciting captured, but as we were getting in the car my fiancee noticed a couple of unusually tall palm trees as can been seen here in the middle (just spotted that I didn't get this one quite straight - very bad form)



On closer inspection I noticed that they were in fact fake and were used for communications, microwaves, mobiles etc.

These two crops will show you better what I mean.




We've been there quite few times and never noticed before so obviously they are doing a good job in hiding the technology strapped to them.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 5:15 PM   #2
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Actually camo of cell towards are a big thing in the North East. And some of them a huge here.

Nice catch on a 3 sector cell site. Which the flat panels are. The round ones are Microwaves, most likely for the backhaul to their E1 or a datalink. And on the second crop you also got the TMA's those square boxes. It also look like those antenna have edt motors at their base.

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Old Apr 30, 2010, 5:23 PM   #3
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Fine with me, this wasn't a serious photo thread, it was just an interesting snap.
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cool, it is not a very good photo, but I took this in Krabi, Thailand

These are cell phone antenna's also. And the tree really is real
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I actually like this concept. It keeps the ugly technology hidden, and they actually did a pretty good job of it.
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Palms are the commonest artificial trees, but there are others (taken from the passenger seat of a moving car on the 405 freeway in LA):

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I haven't seen the fake palm trees, but there's tons of ones like Penolta's picture all over Southern California. There's even one like that along a fence on a golf course in Las Vegas - in California it can sort-of fit in, but the one in Las Vegas sticks out like a sore thumb! The palm trees are actually not too bad-looking, perhaps they'll put some of those in L.A.
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