Friday, February 19, 2010

Baja’s Tallest Palm Trees

Groves of Date Palm trees are fairly common here in Baja wherever there is surface water such as a lagoon or river. Well, the palms in this photo of downtown Los Barriles are clearly among the tallest in Baja. OK, on closer examination (click on the photo to enlarge it) you’ll see that this is actually an attempt to disguise cell towers. We’ve see cell towers disguised as fir trees, flag poles, church steeples, and yes, even palm trees in the States, but didn’t expect this sort of “luxury” to be incorporated here, where only about half the streets are paved.

So a more general question: do these disquises make you feel better about cell towers? Personally we’d rather some talented industrial designer came up with a cell tower design that was functional and attractive. Engineers do it for bridges, why not cell towers?

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