Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Reflective reflection


The building across the street and the sky and clouds and the utility wires are reflected in the plate glass of the store front window and in the curlicue-filamented light bulb.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Two rights and a left

C+E = ?

Are "C + E" still "+"?  Where are the two lefts and one right?  Questions permanently asked, but never answered  by the street beneath our feet.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ring of rings

NY&QEL&PCo 12x24x24 ring manhole cover

This 12 by 24 by 24 ring pattern appears on a manhole cover of the New York & Queens Electric Light & Power Company.  That company is now part of Consolidated Edison.

No doubt when NY&QEL&PCo was consolidated into ConEd, Con Ed also acquired the intellectual property rights of NY&QEL&PCo.  Con Edison modified that design, creating an updated manhole cover with the Con Edison Co. logo.

Con Edison Co. 12x24x24 ring manhole cover (photo by Ming Xia)

This "updated" electrical utility cover was made in India.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Look at the lock

Lock stuck

No doubt this lock fell off the back of a truck when it hit a bump in the road.  By happenstance, it fell into an crack in the road.  The passing wheeled traffic pressed it into the summer heat softened asphalt, embedding it firmly in the road where it stays, stuck.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Cross hatch

Cross hatch manhole cover

The ring of black asphalt outlines the cross hatched manhole cover seen in the salt encrusted street.  The center of this sewer cover does have an identifying "logo", but it is so worn and damaged as to be illegible.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Two gas


These two Valvco Venti-Box Patented Gas utility covers are seen in the sidewalk beneath our feet.  

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sidewalk grafitti

GS that way

The compass arrow points to some underground utility infrastructure.