Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Lincoln Capri details

Lincoln Capri trunk emblem
The keyhole to the trunk is hidden underneath the knights armor.  That piece of armor swings out of the way to reveal it.

Lincoln Capri taillight and backup light

The back up lights were not standard on the 1953 model; these was added as an after market item.  The taillight resembles the one on the 1962 model year Lincoln Continental.

Lincoln Capri side logo

Lincoln Capri hood ornament - three quarters view

More of this 1953 model year Lincoln Capri can be seen here.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Lincoln Capri

Lincoln Capri - three quarters view

Lincoln Capri - side view

Lincoln Capri - head on view

While awaiting a buyer, this 1953 model year Lincoln Capri sedan entices viewers.

More of the 1953 model year Lincoln Capri can be seen here.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Caterpillar awaits

John Deere 550G TC ("tracked crawler") - view 1

John Deere 550G TC ("tracked crawler") - view 2

Having completed the clearing of an empty lot, this circa 1990's John Deere 550G TC Crawler Dozer awaits its next assignment.

This "tracked crawler" caterpillar is presented here as a relaxed view 3d stereograph.

Monday, December 10, 2018

One fig

A fig on the tree

The fig, split down the middle, as seen from the side.

The fig, split down the middle, as seen from above.

One fig, but oh, so delicious!  

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Green tractor 2

Oliver 1250 tractor, view 3

A side view, presented as a relaxed view 3d stereograph, of the green Oliver 1250 tractor seen here earlier.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Frosty section

Frost to the left, slush to the right

The frost in the shadow remains frosty.  To the right, having been sunlit for a while, it is melting.  In the middle, it looks bright in the sunlight.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Frosted view

Frosted window

The world looks different when viewed through a frosty window.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dalmatian cover

Smeary paint

Some covers are solid colored and others are not.  This 9 x 12 x 6 air vent cover is one of the not.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

AC Drain (Part 3)

Cemented drain

The sidewalk was recently re-poured, and the sloppy cementeering has done away with the charms of this 1 x 5 x 12 x 18 x 24 x 30 drain cover.

In years past, the drain was wet and green.  

Leafed behind

...last leaf fallen...

Some leaves, when they fall off their tree, hit the pavement so hard that they leave an imprint.  This red one was too light to do that.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Africa in silver


This graffiti cover up is somehow reminiscent of the continent of Africa.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Air vent cover

Vent cover with 24 holes

This 12 x 8 x 4 hole air vent cover was made by Weber and Hamilton.  They were a plumbing firm that performed sanitation, engineering, and contractor work.  They were located at 56-58 Hallett Street in Long Island City, which is now somewhere near 21st Street,  21st Drive, 21st Road, and 21st Avenue, but probably on 23rd Street.

At one time, they well known enough for them to place an ad in the section of the December 1, 1926 issue of "Variety" that congratulated Adolph Zukor on fifteen years in the motion picture industry.

Variety (issue dated Wednesday, December 1, 1926, page 134)

Hallett Street was in Queens in Long Island City Ward One:

Queens, Vol. 2, Double Page No. 10; Part of Long Island City Ward One

Across the top of the vent is:  "WEBER & HAMILTON, INC." and the bottom has  "PLUMBERS.".

Friday, October 19, 2018

Double gas

Two gas covers

Another two gas covers

The recently installed gas lines resulted in two gas utility covers and many arrows.  The covers are Bingham and Taylor "B&T GAS USA" types.  The "A" arrows are apparently aligned with the underground utility paint markings.

Monday, October 15, 2018

G for gas

"G" gas cover

This "G" cover could be an old style gas utility cover.  It was a surprise to see it in the street beneath my feet.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dimpled water cover

Water cover with dimples

Slight variations in the manufacturing and casting processes produces slightly different water covers.  This cover has slight dimples above and below the "T".  As opposed to the water covers shown here or here or here.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sixty ninety five

Building number 60-95

The numbers on the garbage cans are the house number of the building to which the garbage cans belong.

Of interest is how those numbers were put on to create such a unique look?  White paint with black over paint?  Or?

Update - the paint looks like white spray paint with black over paint.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mill corridor

Hallway and doors

Long corridor

The empty corridors of a mill can be more interesting than what is at the mill.

The "Long corridor" is a 3d relaxed view stereograph.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ford pickup

Street rod on display

This Ford "street rod" sports exhaust cutouts.  Although not certain, this pickup could be a 1932 to 1934 model year.

"Honest Charley" decal on the side

The left rear three quarter view of this hot rod is shown in this 3d relaxed view stereograph.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Rusty rails

Iron fence sections

Two sections of the iron fence have been placed aside while the rest of the building gets a makeover.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fig box

Figs at the counter

The box of figs at the checkout counter is a temptation to get a tasty treat.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Green tractor

This green with white trim Oliver 1250 tractor, from the second half of the 1960s, waits, patiently.

Oliver 1250 tractor, view 1

Oliver 1250 tractor, view 2

It awaits a decision - is the blown engine head gasket worth the money to fix it.

Presented here as a relaxed view 3d stereograph.  Another 3d view is shown here.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Yellow tractor

Minneapolis Moline 4 Star

This yellow Minneapolis Moline "4 Star" tractor with the single wheel in the front had a "For Sale" sign on the other side.

It is presented there as a relaxed view 3d stereograph.

A view of the "For Sale" side:

Mighty Minnie Moline

Monday, September 10, 2018

Footstep on the sand

I'll tread on you!

"Don't tread on me!" the tire treads pled, but one shoe trod, rather roughshod.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fireworks affected

Adding effects to fireworks photos can be effective.

Fireworks effect 1

Fireworks effect 2

The affected fireworks photos show the effects.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Two waters

Round or square, they don't care,

Round water cover

Square water cover
as long as the cover covers what's there.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rain covers

Until the rainwater drains or dries, the recent rain leaves covers covered by rainwater.

GAS cover
 A Bingham and Taylor GAS cover holds water.

DNYF (or YFDN) utility cover

The lower corner of this DNYF (or YFDN) cover holds water.

Three bubbles

Three air bubbles emerged from a submerged DWS cover.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Four bolts

It was here

The metal newspaper box outside the former candy store had been removed a long time ago.  Traces of its presence remain:  the four bolts that anchored the box to the sidewalk, and, the less worn and lighter shaded sidewalk concrete beneath the box.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Shade illusion

Leading edge of the shade

When you look at the light-shade boundary between the shaded and the lit areas, there seems to be a narrow band of shade on the shadow side of the boundary that is darker than the rest of the shaded area.   Likewise, there seems to be a narrow band of light along the lit side of the boundary that is brighter than the lit area.

The light-shade boundary itself is not sharply defined.

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Vivid green growth

An alianthus seed found a crack between the sidewalk and the wall and began to grow.  

Monday, August 6, 2018