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Spiky steamboat funnel

I don’t know if this spiky and jagged object atop the funnel of Steamboat Natchez (New Orleans) serves a purpose or whether it is only decorative, but it would be a nasty place to land.

March’s square theme is Spiky Squares (spiky, jagged, pointy, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and/or barbed)

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Pointy spiky security

The spiky points on this gate/fence guarding a dock on the Hudson River, New York City, would certainly keep me out!

March’s square theme is Spiky Squares (spiky, jagged, pointy, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and/or barbed)

June Roof: Looking down on skyscrapers

Manhattan rooftops

There are so many roofs here it’s hard to make sense of them. None, it should be said, is particularly attractive! The flat roofs of modern city buildings aren’t exactly eye catching. This shot was taken from the “top of the rock”, the 70th floor (850 ft/230 m up) of the Rockerfeller building in Manhattan, New York City.

June Squares: Roof If you have a photo (or two!) of a roof, join in!


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Waiting for the train

Lamy station, New Mexico.

Lamy station, New Mexico. Not a lot to do.

I spent a few hours at Lamy train station, waiting for the westbound Southwest Chief to take me from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Williams, Arizona (for the Grand Canyon). It was hot. It was dusty. It was endless.

Every now and then, the station master would add a new figure to the ETA post-it note.

Delay after delay after delay.

Lamy station Indicator board.

Lamy station Indicator board. About as low tech as it gets.

Peering down the rails. Still nothing. Still waiting.

Still no train.


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