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Cool palm tree, huh, Sparkle?

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But yes, yes, it IS strangely tall.

This is how they disguise communication towers in Kuwait. No! It isn’t really a palm tree, but I knew you would love the whimsey and creativity of it all.

June 28, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Blogroll, Communication, Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Lumix, Photos, Technical Issue

12 Comments »

  1. I actually got fooled. I was like HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE but then I read the text

    Comment by KJ | June 28, 2007 | Reply

  2. I was fooled myself lol

    Comment by Vinnie | June 28, 2007 | Reply

  3. lol thats quite clever, certainly had me fooled.

    Comment by sknkwrkz | June 28, 2007 | Reply

  4. It look so REAL!

    Comment by kinano | June 28, 2007 | Reply

  5. *dying laughing!* Really? You guys were fooled? ? Like it’s really really tall, really tall. And there are no nubbys or anything on the “trunk”. . .

    Once you know what they look like, you will see them. The first one I saw was in or near the Kempinski resort. One clue is their height!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 28, 2007 | Reply

  6. Hilarious! That would be one HECK of a palm – sure glad the ones in my backyard won’t grow that tall – the neighbors would scream bloody murder. (Hmmm….) Thanks, sis, I love it…

    Comment by SparklePlenty | June 28, 2007 | Reply

  7. Wow…that’s so creative. Where is it in Kuwait? Are there many of them around? I really should open my eyes i have never seen them?

    Comment by Magical Droplets | June 29, 2007 | Reply

  8. OOPS ! I really thought its a normal palm tree ! now that’s smart !!

    Comment by Navygirl | June 29, 2007 | Reply

  9. This palm is between Soor Street and downtown Kuwait. I think I was at a stoplight when I shot the photo. Near the Ministries buildings.

    To me, this qualifies as public art – I love it that they are so beautifully disguised. Someone in Public Works has a quirky sense of humor – MABRUK!

    So – your challenge, my friends – find AND PHOTOGRAPH the others, post them on your blogs and come back here and tell us when you do. Have fun~

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 29, 2007 | Reply

  10. tee hee hee – I saw the Christian bible camp (or whatever it is) one on I-5 last week. There’s a good one in Iowa, too – part of Living History Farms, and disguised as a big barn tower or something similar.

    I love the many local variations on how to disguise a cell tower :-)!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | June 30, 2007 | Reply

  11. I think it’s a total hoot that these ones really fooled people. Adventure Man pointed them out to me! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 30, 2007 | Reply

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