Egg-Slicer “What am I?” Quiz
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What am I? -- Awaji, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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What am I?

Well, I fear this one won't be much of a challenge, but my track record at predicting which “What am I?” quizzes are of interest or a challenge is pretty bad, so I'll throw this one out. What is it?

As always, I'll leave your submitted answers hidden for a while, so as not to bias others' guesses....

(And no, it's not an egg slicer.)


All 12 comments so far, oldest first...

Old fashioned power lines?
PS: Your “Jeffrey” chokes for full width chars.

— comment by Warll on May 8th, 2010 at 4:37pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Support wall and lines for the Bridge you drove on earlier this week with a worm on the side of the wall

— comment by James on May 8th, 2010 at 6:26pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

The background looks like part of a wall so I am wondering whether they are wires to prevent pigeons from perching on it.

— comment by David Dibben on May 8th, 2010 at 9:26pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey,
because it’s my first time writing a comment here – actually I visit your blog regularly – I wanna firstly emphasize how much I like your pictures and stories posted here on your page. Well, due to my interests in digital photography and my studies at university (i.a. japanese studies), for me, that content seems to be just perfect to follow on the internet.
Thank you a lot for telling your interesting stories and showing us your beautiful pictures!

Back to the point of this comment: what could this picture illustrate?
Ok if this isn’t any “egg slicer”-tool, even not a gigant one for ostrich eggs, or a big guitar with a very solid body, I would say it is some kind of a trellis build from wires mounted to a concrete wall, with the intention to hide this grey pice of a building some day in the future.

Well then…
Greetings from Vienna/Austria
Johannes

— comment by Johannes Pawlata on May 8th, 2010 at 9:36pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Queue lines at the beach?

— comment by Rob on May 9th, 2010 at 12:28am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Seems like some sort of solar clock?
ET (Toronto, CAN)

— comment by Esteban on May 9th, 2010 at 1:06am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Is it wires for grapes in a vineyard to grow on, seen from high above?

— comment by Sean Phillips on May 9th, 2010 at 1:55am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

A musical instrument with at least six strings.

I’m in Nottingham UK. I think that I first heard of your blog on the forum of Amateur photographer. I often visit.

— comment by John on May 9th, 2010 at 2:47am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I would think it’s a roof and the wires are anti pidgeon. I also assume the S is a snake. In that case the photo was taken early in the morning or late in the evening, which fits the time given in the EXIF (thanks to your own tools for proving that!).

— comment by Daniel Cutter on May 10th, 2010 at 8:19pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Aerial view of stanchions in a parking lot.

— comment by Joe Colson on May 11th, 2010 at 8:28am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Wires on the side of the hospital building for vines to grow up?

— comment by Tom on May 11th, 2010 at 11:20am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve revealed the answer
on this post. There were some really great guesses… I’m impressed with the breadth!

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on May 11th, 2010 at 11:38pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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