Friday, September 30, 2016

Empty store 2

Empty store
Another empty storefront, in relaxed 3d mode.  The 3d is very deep.

Empty store

This long closed store has been re-purposed as a dollar store.  These "3d relaxed mode" photos of the interior were taken after the store had been emptied.

Store interior, No.1

Store interior, No. 2

Removal of the store contents revealed the previously hidden color schemes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Silver Flag

Silver flag

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

Leaf puddle

Downspout, puddle, and leaves

The leaves in the downspout catch basin are wet and do not get blown away by the wind.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

AC Drain

Wet AC drain

This drain is located in the sidewalk beneath a window installed air conditioner.  The AC drip keeps the cover and the area around it wet.  

A year later, the air conditioner has been moved to another window, and a plant now grows out of this drain.

Two years later, the sidewalk was updated.  The drain now shows the results of sloppy cementing.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mangled railing

Mangled railing

Trucks making deliveries have managed to mangle the railing in the store parking lot.  Just how much is seen in this relaxed view 3d image.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Reflected window

Reflection in puddle

In the lower right corner, the reflection of the window opening appears to be in the same plane as the floor.  In the upper left, it appears as being perpendicular to the floor.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Corner store windows

The bricked up window

Corner stores often had windows on the side street side of the store.  As these became inconvenient, they would be bricked up.  The bricks and masonry work never matches that of the original wall.  Here, swirls from the almost-removed graffiti add color and movement to the brick patterns.

The patient model

The next window, around the corner from the store entrance, has also been worked, as the brickwork shows.  Inside, the mannequin model awaits the next fashion trend.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Street markings

What looks like street graffiti is really markings that indicate the presence of underground infrastructure beneath the street.  Different colors are used to identify the different types of utilities that are beneath the ground.

Gas cover

Divergent lines

Monday, September 12, 2016

More in the floor

Three more "in the floor" covers, all of them in the street beneath your feet.

Gas test cover

This natural gas test cover has a serif font for the GAS and a sans serif font for the TEST.  The use of the two didifferent fonts and the addition of wing dings demonstrates the thought and consideration that went into the layout of the cover.

Black hole formation

The formation of a black hole in close proximity to a light shimmered sewer cover illustrates a common physical phenomenon.

Worn down sewer cover

This worn down sewer cover is being closely monitored.  It will be replaced when a hole has been worn through.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Four in the floor

These four covers are not really in the "floor", but in the street beneath our feet.

Square grid manhole cover

This manhole cover sports a simple square grid pattern which adds texture and reduces the risk of slipping when wet.

Diamond grid electric access cover

This manhole cover indicates that it provides access to the electric cabling that is below ground.  The oval identifier is a nice contrast to the diamond grid pattern.  The cracks in the sidewalk look like electric arcs that have been frozen in the sidewalk.

Eight holed sewer cover

The eight ventilation holes and the ribbing combine to create a simple pattern.

Gas box cover

The raised "B & T" and "GAS" lettering and ribbing get rubbed and buffed by tires.  "B&T" stands for Bingham & Taylor, who have been in the business since 1849.