Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Square cover

C T & E S Co manhole cover

The newly paved street corner has a new rectangular sewer cover and an old Consolidated Telegraph & Electrical Subway Company manhole cover.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fill cap

OEM 2 inch fill cap

The Oil Equipment Manufacturing Company made this 2 inch brass oil fill cap.  A fill cap key is used to remove it and then screw it back in.  The two inlaid copper wires were added to indicate the house number.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bases from a cutoff

The sign that had been here was removed by cutting the legs off at sidewalk level, leaving behind the bases.  

The base that is in, what is now, the middle of the sidewalk gets trod upon day and night.  It is shiny and bright.

Mid-sidewalk sign base

 The base near the curb barely gets a step.  It is rusting away.

Curbside sign base


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Survey marker

Survey marker in the sidewalk

A hardwired marker installed in the sidewalk provides accurate survey positional data.

Survey marker detail

Despite its location in a busily traversed thoroughfare, the marker has not been polished by the foot traffic.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Golden doors

Alchemisized cellar doors

The afternoon sunlight reflected from the buildings transmutes the iron sidewalk basement doors into gold.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Gold in the street

Alchemisized manhole cover
The afternoon sunlight reflected from the buildings transmutes the manhole cover from iron to gold.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BPM PFR cover

BPM cover

BPM up close

There are more =BPM= PENALTY ||FOR|| REMOVAL covers than one imagines.  This is one of them.  Inside the box is a survey monument.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Water worn

Eroded sidewalk

Years of water draining from the building towards the street has worn a path in the sidewalk.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bubble tea

Daily Juice storefront

The graffiti cover ups make the storefront even more colorful now than when it was open.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The mosaicist

TO STREET mosaic

This directional sign reflects the great care and effort of the mosaicist who made it.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Third rail spark

Third rail sparking

It is blurry, it is shaky, but there it is - the third rail spark!  The bright blue, as well as the red of the subway car marker lights, is reflected in the wall tiles and metalwork. 

p.s.  one year plus one day!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Electric substation

Old substation

This is a 3d relaxed view stereogram of a closed (abandoned) electric substation. 

Descriptive manhole cover

Warning sign

Closer views of the ELECTRIC manhole cover and the DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE warning sign are shown.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

GMC 5500 series flatbed truck in the snow

Flatbed in the snow, No. 1
Flatbed in the snow, No.2

The GMC 5500 Series V-Six flatbed truck has been moved to the other side of the lot.  The light snow has created shadows around the truck. 

These two 3d relaxed view stereograms provide a good view of this classic.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Light pole II

Light pole, too

Another evening, another sunset, another light pole.  The setting sun highlights the pole and fixtures.  The light bulbs are matched for color temperature, unlike the ones here

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Three views

Drain cover No. 1

 A strong vertical and round gets countered by the corner diagonals and different asphalt colors.

Drain cover No. 2

 The solar reflection reveals details in the cover surface.  Note the violet coloration in the puddle.

Drain cover No. 3

A closer view of the storm water drain cover reveals the carefully applied striping.