Friday, August 18, 2017

Serial Numbers

Manhole cover 1

Manhole cover 2

Located across the street from each other, these two four holers are marked with serial numbers.  Partially obscured on the first is "-324299" and "-324298" is clearly visible on the second.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Two Doors

Iron door

The lift handle of the iron sidewalk basement door is kept buffed bright by the soles of passing shoes.

Stainless door

The stainless sidewalk basement door shows daily wear.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Linery 3

Diagonally seeing

Most of the lines are horizontal or vertical, but they do not seem to be so.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Linery 2

Library linery

The lines in this 3d relaxed view stereogram seem to converge on the aloe vera plant.


Monday, August 7, 2017

AC Drain (Part 2)

Ingrown drain

A plant grows out of a drain located in the sidewalk.  This drain was without plant a year ago.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lines of Light

Security gate

Reflected sunlight on a roll down security gate creates a pattern of light and dark.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Be Ess Bee Queue

Bureau of Sewers, Borough of Queens

The lightning-like cracks draw attention to this classic "bis-b-q" sewer cover in the street beneath your feet.  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sewer Cover

Cover and sand

The design elements of this SEWER cover lead the eye to the W

Change the SEW to WAT and this could be a Water Cover.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Water Cover

Cover and crack

The design elements of this WATER cover lead the eye to the T.
Change the WAT to SEW and this could be a Sewer Cover.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Three Yellow Stripes


Sunlight reflected off the side of a silver car gets re-reflected in the puddle that is in the shadow of the building.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Grassy drain

Reflections on a cover

Looking down into the drain cover in the grass beneath our feet reveals a reflection of the cover.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Striping Markers

Striping marks indicate to the street striping crews the type of stripe to paint and where to stop and start striping.

Yellow striping stopped before marker

Yellow striping over-sprayed striping mark

Freshly striped street

Occasionally, the stripers miss their mark.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stormy Wednesday

Clouds to the West

Storm to the South

Being on a flat plateau that overlooks a flat landscape allows one to see clouds and storms off in the distance.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rain and Puddle

Rain puddle

The street beneath our feet during a Saturday afternoon rain storm.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

DWS Cover

Department of Water Supply cover

The bright metal cover frame highlights the dark cover. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Green Green Grass

Green grows the grass

Some missing curbing allows grass to grow, green and gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cracked Sidewalk

Sidewalk cracks

An intricate pattern is created by the cracks in the sidewalk beneath our feet.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Garage Door Handle

Garage door handle

While photographing the Yellow Hoodie, the handle for the garage door on the left was spotted on the sidewalk beneath our feet.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Yellow Hoodie

Garage Exterior

The sunlight streaming through the skylight illuminates the rusted yellow car hood propped up against the back wall of the open garage.

Garage Interior No. 1

 The walls are made of hollow partition tiles.

Garage Interior No. 2

Notice the radiator on the back wall - the garage is (was) heated!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Peeling Pollo

Paint peeling Super Pollo

This Ecuadorian restaurant is doing so well that they do not have the time to touch up the sign on their garage door.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Two Good Steps

Sole details

An appropriate cement mix captured the details of these two soles in the street beneath our feet.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Silver Graph

Bar graph

The graffiti on this metal roll-up gate was covered over with silver paint.  The result looks like a bar graph.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Basket Shadows

Shadows of baskets

The shadows cast on the street beneath our feet by the ironwork baskets in the gate do not look like the ironwork baskets in the gate.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Under the Elevated


The elevated tracks and the shadows they create are superimposed in this 3d relaxed view image.

Monday, June 19, 2017

White Line

Twenty four nests

The ants used the crack in the white parking lot stripe as an entrance for their nests.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flour Sack 3

Pumpernickel flour

The local bakery uses rye meal in its pumpernickel bread and other tasty products.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Yellow beam

Beam and door
A clean beam and new roll down overhead door at the re-purposed factory building.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stormy Thursday

Afternoon thunder storm

This classic afternoon thunder storm  was so wide that four photographs had to be stitched together; even those did not capture it all.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Red Fox Neon

Red Fox Motel neon

A classic red neon sign for a classically named motel.

Red Fox Motel sign

A classic sign for a classically named motel.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lime Tape


Usually, the tape used to attached the WET PAINT signs is blue or yellowish masking tape.  This lime green tape went well with the red lettering, making for a watermelon feel.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Light wrap

Afternoon sunlight

Sunlight streaming through the windows of the architect's office at the re-purposed factory building creates a wrap of light and shadow.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rusty water and gas

Water utility cover

Bingham Taylor gas utility cover

Installed in the sidewalk beneath our feet, these cast iron utility covers are located in an area of a re-purposed site that has almost no foot traffic.  The lack of sole buffing has allowed them to acquire a patina of iron oxide.

The manufacturer of the WATER cover is not known.  The GAS cover is made by Bingham & Taylor; however the cover does not include the "&" or "and" that usually seen as part of their name on their covers.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

River reverie

Wriver wrevere-ee

The bridge across the river carried a railroad spur to the factory building.  On one side, the former factories have been re-purposed for offices, and and there is planned re-purposement on the other.  Still, the river flows and greenery grows. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Door mop

Door with mop

Note that the wet mop is not on the door handle side.   

This 3d relaxed view stereogram revisits the enterprise storefront seen here

Monday, May 15, 2017

Patina plug

Plugged pipe

The patina of the plug and pipe contrasts with rust and the wet concrete at the abandoned dock.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pale blue patina

Water faucet

This outdoor water faucet is on the side of a building at the abandoned dock.  The sunlight-cast shadow, the faucet, and the cinder blocks create a pleasing variety of shapes and colors.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Rusted and abandoned

Rusty eye bolt

The rust around this eye bolt creates a pattern and color that contrasts sharply with the grey cement of this abandoned dock.