Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Disguising electrical substations

Do you remember the last time you saw a cell tower disguised as a pine tree? There's one on Highway 330 on the way to Big Bear that sticks out like a sore thumb. Well, they've been doing this type of thing for a while now. From the looks of things, they've been doing a much better job of it with electrical substations in Canada.

A Canadian photographer named Robin Collyer has been documenting them for years. They are designed to match the architectural style of the neighborhood in which they are built, complete with window shades and landscaping. As BLDG BLOG says:
So if you live in suburban Toronto and your neighbor's house is humming – perhaps now you know what's really going on inside.
Link (via Boing Boing)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Overland Park, KS, there is a house on the corner of 75th and Nall that appears to be a water or natural gas pumping station. It doesn't have a mailbox, if memeory serves.

Wed Jun 14, 05:55:00 PM PDT  

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