Pine Tree Mobile Stealth Site

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Comments (10)

John de Crom on January 15, 2010

Very nice picture Donny. Greetings John.

Vicki Atkins on January 20, 2010

Hello Donny, this is some seriously wierd subject matter! Do you know its purpose?

vicki

D☼≈≈YmAc on January 24, 2010

Hello Vicki, this is a mobile phone tower made to look like a tree in order for it to "blend" into the landscape. It is required due to building codes in this region but they are becoming more common all over.

Here are a couple more examples:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16361943

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16156141

In these examples the lighthouse and the obelisk are mobile phone towers. The lighthouse is a little more obvious with the antennae visible. With the obelisk the antennae are concealed inside. Mobile phone antennae are also visible on these churches:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24999670

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23330666

Mobile sites are commonly designed to blend into buildings in this region.

Cheers, Donny

Itallica on February 1, 2010

I'm glad Vicki asked. That is Serious Wierd!

Egidijus on February 1, 2010

Never seen anything like this :)

cregerdm on February 6, 2010

Very unusual - like the red marker in the foreground didn't give it away. For a moment, I though you had found some 'black ops' thing until I read the explanation in your post.

I live in the mountains of NC. Perhaps we should also adopt this statute. We do have a ridge law (nothing built above or on a mountain top), but nothing like this!

dziwnowik on February 8, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥

Interesująca fotografia !

greetings from Poland, Peter

D☼≈≈YmAc on August 7, 2010

Thank you to ALL MY FRIENDS:

Itallica

E.gis

cregerdm

dziwnowik

For you visit! Thank you also for your kind comments! Please visit again!

Sincerely, ≈Donny☼Mac≈

miru3po on August 6, 2013

よく見れば、機器のみではなく枝葉もすべて模造品なのですね。景観にここまで配慮されているのは驚きです。 D☼≈≈YmAc さんに、敬意と感謝を込めて。

D☼≈≈YmAc on August 8, 2013

Thank you miru3po for your visit! Thank you also for your kind comments! Please visit again!

Sincerely, D☼≈≈YmAc

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 14, 2010
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    by D☼≈≈YmAc
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
    • Taken on 2010/01/14 13:52:05
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 28.82mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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