Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Two thirty

Thirty and thirty

This street scene is seemingly composed of vertical rectangles.  

What catches the eye is the trash container in the doorway, weighted down with cinder blocks so it does not get blown away by the wind.  

The parking sign indicates that there are 30 minutes of street parking, and not that there is "minute parking" for store number 30.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Water damaged

Damaged water utility cover

One can barely make out the letters N and E on what is left of this utility cover.  There may even be an O or a D on there?  With so much damage, and the dirt and moss in the middle, it is doubtful this cover has been accessed recently.    

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Plain water

WATER cover

The sidewalk cracks emanate from this WATER utility cover that was seen in the street beneath our feet.  The tightly kerned and vertically stretched sans serif font adds to the simplicity of the design and layout that plainly states its purpose.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Water cover

PWS Company water utility cover

This PWS CO WATER curb box cover was seen in the street beneath our feet.  In the present day, PWS usually means "public water supply".  In this case, it refers to the name of the company that made the cover.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Mueller Oriseal Water utility cover

Beneath this Mueller Oriseal Water curb box lid could be a corporation valve.  Or not.  One of the mysteries of the street beneath our feet.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

BPF water cover

BPF WATER PRESCOTT valve box cover

This slightly dinged BPF WATER utility cover, made by the E. J. Prescott company, is seen in the street beneath our feet.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Frosty swirls

Swirls of frost

A day of warm rain and fog followed by an overnight of cold cold wind results in swirly frost on the roof of the car.