Friday, November 29, 2019

H is for hydrant

H or I?

The H in a circle with an arrow pointing towards the curb indicates that a hydrant is located there on the sidewalk.  A similar symbol, without an arrow, is used to indicate a helicopter landing pad.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Stripes for the striper

Lined and ready

After the street is paved, lines are laid out and then spray painted.  These striping marks  then await the arrival of the stripers, who will put in the crosswalk and stop lines.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Base eight

Red drip

Green cover-up

These seemingly haphazardly painted octagonal street light pole bases provide a welcome change from the usually drab silver-grey of HDG (hot-dip galvanized) steel.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Pour date

1973 vintage 

This one section of the sidewalk was poured in 1973.  No pour dates were provided for the two lower sections.  Judging from their wear and content, they pre-date 1973.  The filler patch appears to be the newest to have been poured.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Awaiting completion

Empty - but not for long

This empty store has been renovated, the sheetrock has been taped, and it awaits a tenant for whom it will be completed.

This view is presented in a relaxed view 3d stereograph.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Checkerboard floor

Checkers or chess

The floor of this empty store seems like it is an invitation to play some kind of board game - checkers, chess, or...

This view is presented in a relaxed view 3d stereograph.