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.

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


Shiny Garage Door

The bright sunlight reflected from a blue minivan is reflected by the shiny garage door.

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.

One year later, with the sidewalk was updated, the charm of this drain is in vain.

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.