Monday, December 30, 2019

Domestique cover

This "domestic" cover was seen in the grass beneath our feet.

DOMESTIQUE dans la pelouse

This 12 x 12 square diamond with a 24 diamond ring and four square holes manhole cover was made by Mueller Industries.  The cover is labeled "DOMESTIQUE" for use in Quebec, where Bill 101 applies.  

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Shiny bright

A freshly paved street does not warrant a brand new manhole cover.  

Buffed bright

This cover has served faithfully for so many years that the raised surface has been buffed to a gleam.  Sunlight reflecting off the cover makes it stand out against the freshly laid asphalt.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Striped cover

10 x 12 x 10 drain cover

The parking lot striper was doing so well until the encounter with the uneven ground by this 10 x 12 x 10 drain cover.  The depressed drain cover sent the line awry.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Probably fake

Paintings by well known artists are sometimes faked.  It often is difficult to discern if one is seeing a fake or a real.

Probably a fake?

In this case, we can be fairly sure that this is not by Mark Rothko.  Rothko always painted on rectangular canvases, and this is a quadrilateral.  But here, maybe he was exploring new shapes, possibly polygons?  One wonders.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sidewalk basement covers

Basements can extend under the sidewalk.  These extensions have covers that provide access and aeration to the subterranean space.

Safe to walk on

Holey edge

Swiss cheezy

Wear and tear of these  sub-sidewalk basement covers can be accelerated by exposure to the elements and the integrity of the material.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Wet pavers

Wet and dry

Seen in the street near our feet, these partially dry paving stones create a unique pattern of grey and stepped rectangles.