Screen Captures

            Here’s some stuff from webcams.  This is the Panama Canal Cam.                                         Some Panamanian birds.                                    […]

Valves, Hydrants and Standpipes

Many different valves here. Some are standpipes, for pumping water into a building in case of fire.                                                    Some are hydrants.   Some are dual detector check assembly valves. “Double Check Detector Assemblies […]

Cranes of the East Bay

         These are ‘Post Super Panamax’ cranes at the Port of Oakland. The largest ones are 380 feet tall. They were imported from China in 2005. The ship bringing them had to wait for low tide, so they could fit under the bridges. They cleared the Golden Gate by 15 feet, the […]