Thursday, December 28, 2017

Holey cover 2

Twenty six hole sewer cover

The late afternoon sunlight highlights the 26 holes in this sewer cover.

Two other 26 holers can be seen here.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sunset Alley

Sunset in the alley

This relaxed view 3d stereograph captured the topsy-turviness of the back alley at sunset.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wet water

Water utility cover

This cast iron Caldwell water utility cover is wet from the recent rain.  

Their GAS utility cover can be seen here.  A variant of their WATER utility cover can be seen here.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Building in water

Curb side view

The office buildings across the street are reflected in the puddle beneath our feet.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Garage wall

Graffiti cover up 3d stereogram

White paint was used to cover up the graffiti that had been painted on the garage wall.  

This sunlit street scene is presented in a relaxed view 3d stereograph.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stainless font

Stamped font

The Stainless font was used on kitchen knives made by the Ekco Products company.

Ten inch "Cook's Knife"

This example appears on a 10 inch long knife that has a 6 inch stainless blade and a 4 inch wooden handle.

Another Geneva Forge font is shown here.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Crestline label

Lifting the seat cushions of the sofa reveals this Crestline Furniture Company label.  

The company was located in Valdese, North Carolina.  By 1986, Crestline was owned by Corson Furniture Industries, whose executive offices were in Great Neck, New York.  The Valdese plant remains open, owned and operated by Kellex since 2008.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Spice price

Ground black pepper on red and grey background

From left to right, the price was 68 cents (for 2 1/4 ounces), 88 cents (for 2 ounces), and, one dollar (for 1 1/4 ounces).  Those are from about 2013 to 2017.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Leafy cover

DWS sewer cover
The golden yellow leaves of a thornless honey locust add bright color to the street beneath our feet.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Slice in a curb

Polished curb edge

The wheelchair access curb cutout in the street beneath our feet reveals the cross section of the metal curb edging that has been brightly polished by foot traffic.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Rainbow in a puddle

We will be on assignment for the next two weeks or so, and should be back by the end of the month.  That means limited new posts.  

In the meantime, enjoy this reflection of the sun and clouds in a rain puddle that was beneath our feet as we walked through the parking lot.

Rainbow clouds in a sunny puddle

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sun and light

Light fixture

Droplets of condensation remain on the shady side of the in-ground lighting fixture seen in the walkway beneath our feet.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Square diamonds with holes

A 21x21 square diamond pattern

Two narrowly spaced perpendicular lines create this square diamond effect.  

More diamond patterns can be seen here.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fog bank

Fog bank rolling in

The weather conditions that afternoon were just ideal for this fog bank to quickly form.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hanging on the wall

Security camera

Security camera as seen from the street beneath the wall.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rain on the drain

Drain cover after a rainstorm

After a rain storm, the rain water drains through the tiling.  The recessed middle of the drain cover retains the rainwater.  It is plain that the rain stays mainly on the drain.  

Drain cover 3d stereograph

A relaxed view 3d stereogram of the rain that will remain in the drain (cover).

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ready for my close-up

Five petal flower plant, mowed

The ground beneath our feet often has surprises.  The five petal flower plant was mowed down as part of the regular mowing schedule.  In the lower left corner, a skipper butterfly waits while the mowed area is documented.

Skipper butterfly

The skipper butterfly, patiently:  "Alright Skeetmotis, I'm ready for my close-up."

Monday, October 16, 2017

Square diamonds

A 12x12 square diamond pattern

Two widely spaced perpendicular lines create this square diamond effect.  

Other diamond patterns can be seen here.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Piping and Valves

Piping with control valves

The materials used for this piping control remain shiny and bright despite being exposed to the open air.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Blue Arrow

Water Utility Arrow

Touching up the faded paint with fresh paint creates a subtle shaded effect around the blue arrow indicating that a water utility is located under the street beneath our feet.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Taylor cover

TAYLOR cover

The TAYLOR of this yellow painted Bingham and Taylor utility cover is accentuated by the darkness of the fresh asphalt as the street gets repaved.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Water cover 66

Water utility cover

This "66 WATER", or "bb WATER" water utility cover is accentuated by the darkness of the fresh asphalt as the street gets repaved.

A "clean" water utility cover can be seen here.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Disturbed Ground

Five petal flower, enhanced

Five petal flower, in situ

When the ground has been disturbed and left that way, weeds may grow.  Sometimes they don't.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Watermelon green and pink, part 2

Pink chair 2

Counter divider 2

Counter divider 3

Although the frozen yogurt emporium is closed, left behind images show its pre-opening watermelon pink and green seats, the illuminated counter divider, and interior lighting.  Part 1, showing the closed interiors, can be viewed here.

Counter divider 4

The interior of the closed frozen yogurt emporium illuminated by north daylight, circa January, 2017.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Diamond Encrusted

A 47x50 diamond pattern

A 42x41 diamond pattern

The 47x50 pattern

These diamond patterned covers are seen in the street beneath our feet.  The first is made with 47 by 50 lines, the second with 42 by 41 lines.

Depending in the angle between the two sets of parallel lines, the results can range from squares to long needles to just straight lines.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Watermelon green and pink

Pink chair

White chair

Counter divider

The striking colors, seating, and decor of this now closed frozen yogurt emporium are presented in these 3d relaxed view stereograms.

Part 2, showing the re-opening images, can be viewed here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pink door

Pink with blue peeking through

The gutting renovations of the closed bowling alley mean this pink door will soon be no more.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunlit Tables

Stained glass tables

The sunlight streaming through the stained glass windows results in colorful tables.  

This is a relaxed view 3d stereograph.

Friday, September 8, 2017

EJIW Cover

EJ drain cover

This clogged drain cover beneath our feet features a classic opening layout with a key.  The assembly was made by the East Jordan Iron Works of East Jordan, Michigan.  They are now known as EJ.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


and watching

Nothing beats a bench at the beach,  just watching the clouds go by.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Agelenopsis web

Spider web

The light morning dew highlights this web beneath our feet that was spun by a grass spider (genus Agelenopsis).

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tractor and Hay Rake

Tractor and hay rake

This Massey Ferguson tractor has been well driven, and hay rake is rusty, but in capable hands, they did a creditable job of haying.  The hay rake has both a PTO drive and a ground drive;  the ground drive was used when raking these hay fields.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Water cover

Water cover

This water utility cover with what appears to be a mysterious makers mark ("66", "bb", "99", or "qq") is seen in the street beneath our feet.  

Another "66" or "bb" cover can be seen here.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Spotted sidewalks

Pattern No. 1

Pattern No. 2

The patterns of this sidewalk beneath our feet look like the skin patterns one sees on dinosaurs or alligators or snakes. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Manhole covers 2

DWS cover

Bell System cover
Two manhole covers are seen beneath our feet - one for the Department of Water Supply and another for the Bell System.  

The Bell System manhole cover has been re-oriented since it was last presented here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Minimalist Cover

B&T GAS cover variant

This gas utility cover provides minimal information about itself, its maker, and its origin (GAS, Bingham & Taylor, and USA).

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.