Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cell tower aka the Tower of Babel


Not so many years ago, I had never heard of a cell tower. Nowadays, life would become much more difficult without them.

19 comments:

Andy said...

A very common sight. They are everywhere.

cieldequimper said...

It is unfortunate they are so ugly...

Birdman said...

What, no osprey?

Birdman said...

Wow!
A water buffet today?
Great for the calorie counter in us all.

llandudnopictures said...

Another example of modern life! Love the blue sky.

Small City Scenes said...

Well yes and no. Is it really a necessary evil or have we just come a long way, baby? Have you seen the movie 'Cellular' or the 'Call'? MB

Taken For Granted said...

Guess who is listening to all that traffic? How would we survive without cell phones?

Sharon said...

What a perfect name for these necessities. I love finding them camouflaged as a palm tree or pine tree.

Randy said...

They get you addicted and your theirs forever! We have one that is hidden with fake tree branches, odd looking faux tree. Oh and yes I do know how to use Photoshop.

Kate said...

You could take another approach: life could be simplified without them!

Here's my response on my blog today re. your question:
Rock Hornbeam Bonsai Tree, scientific name Carpinus turczaninovii, is native to Korea, China and Japan. It is a deciduous tree, meaning it sheds the leaves annually.

Great tree for outdoors or indoors. Rock Hornbeam is used a lot for bonsai styles where roots are exposed.

mark said...

Mine was the osprey comment. They build nests on towers. Ha

Kay said...

We have many disguised as evergreen trees, though it's clear they weren't designed by anyone resembling an arborist. The only similarity is that they're colored green. It stops at that.

Re: Watermarking. I have a book for Photoshop Elements 10. I followed the instructions. Carefully. Several times. I'll stick with what's working for me now.

Judy said...

I know they are a great thing and all but I hardly ever turn mine on. I've seen the towers disguised as a tall pine tree as well as palm trees.

RedPat said...

I like the idea of disguising them!

magiceye said...

Recent research says that the signals are detrimental to our health!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a huge tower and I love the intense blue sky!
Léia

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree with Kate that life would be easier without the towers, at least so many of them. I think people need to slow down and not always be "turned on." Too many people think they might "miss something." Just sayin'.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gotta' have 'em! they're putting some in around here that look like trees (so they say... not exactly like any I've ever seen).

Halcyon said...

When I lived in Mississippi, they tried to find ways to mask them. I especially liked one that looked more like an Egyptian landmark!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson