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Any idea what this thing is for? I think it must be measuring something - pollution? temperature? CO2 levels?

 

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(Alright, before you all start, I mean the thing on the right, not the thing on the left)

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The temptation to say "It's a lamp post" is almost overwhelming...

But the dangly thing?
Microphone for measuring ambient noise?

Starting handle for the lamp post?

Dangly thing?

:rolleyes:

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Maybe it is a new device from the National Trust.

 
It could have the ability to detect and disable any digital camera over 11 megapixels. As a backup if the camera disable function malfunctions, then the two lower black boxes could send a powerful enough beam to disable the photographer instead.
 
The only exception would be a gold plated Hasselblad used by any member of the elite classes.
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Maybe it is a new device from the National Trust.

 
It could have the ability to detect and disable any digital camera over 11 megapixels. As a backup if the camera disable function malfunctions, then the two lower black boxes could send a powerful enough beam to disable the photographer instead.
 
The only exception would be a gold plated Hasselblad used by any member of the elite classes.

 

All of which depends on whether the pavement qualified as a "public footpath", and as such, if photos taken from said pavement were allowable.

Or not.

 

 

More likely not...

:unsure:

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Public Wi-Fi?

 

Update: See dangly things here.

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Looks like an aerial to me. Local network or Wi-Fi or similar?

 

This looks quite close. 22 inches long. Should work either way up.

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You guys are sooo smart you need to join Mensa. I think you hit the nail on the head.

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Easy -- that's a statue and I think it's Napoleon. Oh, did I mention that I can't tell my right from my left? (There's a lot of hard questions in the forum today.)

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Easy -- that's a statue and I think it's Napoleon. Oh, did I mention that I can't tell my right from my left? (There's a lot of hard questions in the forum today.)

 

I think that is Napoleon. He's reaching into his jacket to retrieve his iPhone by the looks of it. I wonder who he's going to call to congratulate?

 

Won't go there... B)

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Easy -- that's a statue and I think it's Napoleon. Oh, did I mention that I can't tell my right from my left? (There's a lot of hard questions in the forum today.)

 

Can't tell your General from your Admiral either ;) Try Nelson instead.

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I think it's an aerial (antenna) for bus location information, which feeds information from the buses to the stops, telling you how long you have to wait for the next bus.  The Manchester Metrolink tram system has similar antenna at regular intervals throughout the system - see here (not my photo)...

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128671785@N04/16718992526/

 

Alternatively it could be for remote control of street lights.

 

PS - TMS (in the photo caption) = Tram Management System.

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I'm not convinced it's wi-fi - see here...  http://blog.3g4g.co.uk/2012/07/real-life-pictures-of-small-cells.html

 

The antenna in the Phil's photo looks a good bit longer than the wi-fi antenna (therefore lower frequency).

 

PS -  your first two links don't seem to work.

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Easy -- that's a statue and I think it's Napoleon. Oh, did I mention that I can't tell my right from my left? (There's a lot of hard questions in the forum today.)

 

Can't tell your General from your Admiral either ;) Try Nelson instead.

 

 

 

I don't know, Martin -- he looks French to me. 

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You guys are sooo smart you need to join Mensa. I think you hit the nail on the head.

 

It's probably just a fancy bug-zapper. B)

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Thank you all for your very helpful and instructive responses.

I will caption it 'dangly wifi bus thing' for the time being and have a closer look next time I visit Nelson.

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I think Bill is closest. Although Trafalgar Square is a public place, commercial photography is prohibited. So it's a microphone that picks up shutter clicks and has sophisticated software programmed with data from all models that can detect when a camera more likely to be used by a professional is fired. This enables the CCTV monitors to zoom in and ensure that only personal photos are being shot.

 

Alan

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Easy -- that's a statue and I think it's Napoleon. Oh, did I mention that I can't tell my right from my left? (There's a lot of hard questions in the forum today.)

 

Can't tell your General from your Admiral either ;) Try Nelson instead.

 

 

 

I don't know, Martin -- he looks French to me. 

 

Morning Edo, I understand your thinking, but the hand apparently tucked into his tunic is actually an empty sleeve. Remember there are not many (total of none?) statues to Napoleon in London, or England for that matter. He was never very popular here! Google "Nelson's column".

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An enema device for very tall people.

 

denden

I just died!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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It looks very similar to a device I photographed in Bath, Somerset. It turned out to be a monitoring system to detect bat population. In my case it was part of a survey on bats by the University of Bath.

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Its good fun guessing how this fits in with The Conspiracy and there's no real harm in uploading it, but someone may publish at which point accuracy might be really important.

 

Thingy probably wont be helpful as a keyword

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I'll probably be back there on Monday - I will photograph it from all angles and hopefully get more clues.

I will be sure to keep you all informed.

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Easy -- that's a statue and I think it's Napoleon. Oh, did I mention that I can't tell my right from my left? (There's a lot of hard questions in the forum today.)

 

Can't tell your General from your Admiral either ;) Try Nelson instead.

 

 

 

I don't know, Martin -- he looks French to me. 

 

Morning Edo, I understand your thinking, but the hand apparently tucked into his tunic is actually an empty sleeve. Remember there are not many (total of none?) statues to Napoleon in London, or England for that matter. He was never very popular here! Google "Nelson's column".

 

 

 

It looks as if I will have to abadon this theory of Nelson's statue looking French. In the spirt of full exclosure, I must admit to having lived in London for a number of years and in Oxfordshire longer. So I have passed through Trafalgar Square numerous times. Perhaps I was thinking of the de Gaulle statue in Carlton Gardens. 

 

With regard to the OP's ID problem, I don't know one gizmo from another. If you have a snap of a dog you need identified, let me know.  

 

Edo

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