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Antenna aesthetics: Tuscany

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On a recent trip to Manchiano, Tuscany, Italy I spotted the following antennas.

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1. Maremma National ParkCan anyone tell me what kind of antennas/equipment is installed on top of this building in the Maremma National Park in Tuscany?

This magpie was spotted in the park between the woods and the sea. What is it doing there? Could it be a a kind of antenna for the occult? It certainly seemed out of place in a nature reserve ..

2. Classic plastic palm mobile antenna camo at the Bar Il Girasole, on the way to Manchiano from the airport in Rome:

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August 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Antenna aesthetics: Signs of the times

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Some examples of antennas mounted on signs (or signs on antennas)

Cover missing
A camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. Note that the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view.

Rest your signal
…. at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California.

Fries, anyone?
Antennas are painted to match the McDonalds barrel sign at the Barstow Station, Barstow California.

Fuel and fry
Nextel’s antennas fixed below the gas station sign at this site in Henderson, Nevada.

Open 7 days a week!
AT&T Wireless site, at Fairfax and Pico in Los Angeles, is an example of placing a microcell site on top of an existing, small sign.

Security system on the top of Chicago’s Crown Fountain
So here’s the fountain:
And here’s the stuff that’s caused some bother:

Sending out the word
An cell site inside a cross:

Crucified on a moblie phone antenna,,1233024_4,

The last outpost

Out of order?
A DIY radio in an disused telephone booth using a sheep fence as an antenna extension made by Maxwell City participant, Lindsay Brown on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.

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June 20, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Antenna aesthetics: Maxwell City

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Some photos from the Maxwell City workshop at Atelier Nord, 29th May – 2nd June 2007.


(img: sofia)

(imgs: Hc)

(imgs: Maxwell City website)

City field trips:

(imgs: Hc)

In the hills:

(imgs: Hc)

(img: sofia)

Images are taken from:
Sofia’s blog:
HC’s flickrset:
Maxwell City:

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June 5, 2007 at 10:29 am

Antenna aesthetics: other

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May 30, 2007 at 1:39 am

Antenna aesthetics: urban

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Examples of disguised sites in urban spaces

The award winning Aberdeen Umbrella (2006)

Colour panels
The antenna panels blend in with the structure.

CEV Hatch with Bench
This bench hatch of a CEV (controlled environmental vault) used to house telecommunications equipment in a large, underground room.

Wifi access point on top of traffic light

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May 24, 2007 at 4:15 pm

Antenna aesthetics: camouflage/buildings

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May 24, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Antenna aesthetics: on the move

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Watch her dance
Pole dancer for car radio:

Sniffer Girl

A “hidden” car roof antenna

Print your own book!

A donkey carrier:

Weight lifter

High altitude balloon
High altitude balloon with VLF receiver and launch vehicle just before take off
A video still of the balloon in flight (looks like a flying condom)

The balloon that captured the first resolved images of the early universe.

The first portable satellite reception system in middle east (2004)
Small , Cheap & Light only 8 kg designed by Dr.Abdel.hamid farrag

holding it:
stroking it:
on the car boot:

Watching tellitubies:

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May 24, 2007 at 1:04 pm