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28 replies on “mystery tree structure (name it and win a prize)

  1. I imagine it as being the inspiration for the Watts Towers or perhaps a Tower of Babel for the hippie set.

  2. they are making up a giant bonfire to celebrate the end of italy’s actual prime minister.

  3. It’s Elsa Lanchester’s hair in the Bride of Frankenstein. The bride didn’t have a name (at least that I know of), so this structure is “Elsa.”

  4. Vests and Libations – a trendy vest shop for men with a rooftop patio for whiskey, wild conversation, and male bonding.

  5. All I can think of is Swiss Family Robinson! This structure looks like a very fun treehouse.

  6. One of the earliest warning beacons of Gondor… or, you know, a giant bonfire.

  7. You know, I have heard about a redwood tree here in California that was stripped of its bark, which was cut and then sent to England to reconstruct the bark so they could see how big the trees were here. It would have been a hollow bark tree.
    Of course the tree died. Looking at this photo with possible sprouting of the bark, could be the reconstruction.
    What do you think?

  8. See as it’s being built by a bunch of guys, and there are half a dozen empty booze barrels scattered about, I’m betting even they don’t know what they’re building …not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  9. Trying to create a Midwestern outpost of the Bohemian Grove?

  10. It looks like an exemplary example of assiduous frolic to me.

  11. Camouflaged Condos Club ‘Men Only’. These were actually quite a hit back in the day…..The gents would hang out until they were ready to move on. Strike a match and leave…..

  12. Camouflaged Condos Club ‘Men Only’. These were actually quite a hit back in the day…..The gents would hang out until they were ready to move on. Strike a match and leave…..

  13. This is the original, real-life inspiration for the donkey kong video game. The shadowy gorilla figure up top rolls the barrels down trying to knock off the men that are trying to climb up. Hours of entertainment.

  14. It is the set for Swiss Family Robinson!

  15. University of Oregon School of Architecture & Allied Arts . . . the early years.

  16. ‘Isolation’ or ‘ever’ maybe. Ooh!!! ‘ever maybe’

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