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June/24/CULLEN PAYNE copy

June/24/CULLEN PAYNE copy

June/24/CULLEN PAYNE copy

This refined new art gallery in Cheltenham took four days to photograph but it helped in capturing just the right light that I live a few minutes away – a rare luxury!

The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham by architects Berman Guedes Stretton featured in Architecture Today, February 2014

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Panoramic View on Cheltenham Spa Town from Leckhampton Hill

Aerial view of Cheltenham Spa Town centre from Leckhampton Hill

Terraced houses, tower of St Philip and St James Church, Leckhampton and facade of Suffolk square regency architecture (at right) in aerial view of tree lined streets of Cheltenham Spa Town seen from Leckhampton Hill

Cheltenham Eagle tower (the 15-storey building is the town's tallest structure and only only sky scraper) and Cheltenham College chapel (at right) of seen from Leckhampton Hill

The suburban edge of Leckhampton meets rural fields, Cheltenham Spa Town. Aerial view seen from Leckhampton Hill

A row of suburban houses in leafy Leckhampton Cheltenham Spa Town, Gloucestershire

Suburban houses and tree lined road at the south edge of Cheltenham Spa Town, Gloucestershire. Aerial view seen from Leckhampton Hill

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Dr Edward Wilson Antarctic Explorer contemplates a Horse chestnut tree, Cheltenham in the Long Garden in front of the Municipal Offices.

Dr Edward Wilson Antarctic Explorer contemplates a Horse chestnut tree, Cheltenham in the Long Garden in front of the Municipal Offices.

In 1910 he joined the famous Captain Scott on his National Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole, but tragically both men died in March 1912 on the return journey.News of Wilsons death reached Cheltenham in February 1913 and a fund was set up to create a memorial to the explorer. The bronze statue shown was modelled by Scotts widow and was unveiled on 9th July 1914 by Arctic explorer Sir Clarence Markham. The inscription on the plinth of the statue reads – “He died as he lived, A brave true man. The best of comrades and the staunchest of friends.”

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False Tree Mobile Phone Mast / Fake Cell phone Antenna Tower next to the A40 at Charlton Kings

This disguised Cell “tree” aka mobile phone mast is located next to the A40 at Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England at the Offices of AlanDick which make these things worldwide.

There are no actual transmitters attached to the “Trunk” in this example which makes it appear all the more surreal in contrast to the Cotswold landscape surrounding it. Having looked into it is seems to be the prototype for their patent for an “Antenna Tower in the form of a Tree

The details from the patent provide surprisingly entertaining reading:

“From a distance this arrangement provides an authentic looking tapering branch, without the necessity for complex forming of tubing.”

“The trunk may be formed by a metal tube, which preferably tapers, and the branches may extend through the trunk to be fixed to the other side either directly or via sockets.”

If you’d like to buy one for your back garden check out AlanDick Environmental Solutions

In the USA there is a “camouflaged” monopole, called a Monopalm maybe this one could be called “Obviouspruce”

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Figure from "Antenna Tower in the form of a Tree" patent

False Tree Mobile Phone Mast / Fake Cell phone Antenna Tower with additional white transmitter next to the A40 at Charlton Kings

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

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