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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 336: "Infrastructure". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2011-10-12 8:01:16 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Infrastructure"

: Show us the necessary backbones of life, from support columns and transit systems to power relays and the Post Office.

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2011-10-12 8:01:31 PM Full Size

The Huey P. Long bridge, Baton Rouge

2011-10-12 8:01:36 PM Full Size

Mist Pylons

2011-10-12 8:01:36 PM  

Morning in the deep northern desert
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Taken on Rt 89 (Az), close to the turnoff to the Grand Canyon, pops bigger, new window

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What happens when you give an architect blueprint papers soaked in LSD.
Actually, its the future Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It's going to look ... unique
2011-10-12 8:01:43 PM  
Winding Wheels
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Washington/Mason Cable Car Barn and Powerhouse(^)

2011-10-12 8:01:45 PM Full Size

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"So much depends on a gray green wheelbarrow, about to glaze with rain. Unfortunately, I cannot photoshop in some white chickens"

2011-10-12 8:01:50 PM  
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(supports under a bridge)

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Electric Angels

Bigr at Flickr

2011-10-12 8:02:11 PM  
Intersection... Full Size


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Silver Memorial Bridge

2011-10-12 8:02:21 PM Full Size

Power Lines Near the Local Airport

2011-10-12 8:02:23 PM  

Can you hear me, now?
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The power of 1.21 gW!
Pops bigger, new window.

2011-10-12 8:02:24 PM Full Size
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"Tonka Toy"

2011-10-12 8:02:24 PM Full Size

Police station with big antennas.
2011-10-12 8:02:25 PM  
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2011-10-12 8:02:38 PM Full Size

Wachusett Dam Turbine Building

2011-10-12 8:02:48 PM  
Cargo Ship
Passing the break-water, San Francisco Bay

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2011-10-12 8:02:53 PM Full Size

Out of service infrastructure.
Evidence of the short-lived, and ill-conceived, postal strike of June 2011. People were spotted "frustratedly rattling and trying to pry off those 'Temporarily Out of Service' plates, as if the box would magically be 'in service' if they managed to do so!" :D
2011-10-12 8:02:58 PM  

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Under the Grid

Standing under a 115 KVolt distribution tower with an 8mm fisheye.

Bigr at Flickr

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"In Event of Apocalypse, The Best Way Out of Manhattan"

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93 Bridge, Boston

Click for Flickr.
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Train Trestle Crossing Letchworth Gorge
(If you closely at the lens flare spot on the trestle itself, you can see the people crossing it)

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Highway 19, West Virginia

2011-10-12 8:03:11 PM  
Raymond James Stadium from Tampa International Airport Full Size


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Quabbin Reservoir Spillway

2011-10-12 8:03:33 PM  
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Drain at the local water park.

2011-10-12 8:03:51 PM Full Size

Rosedale Subway Station, Toronto
Pops to Flickr (new window)

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CSX Train Headed West

2011-10-12 8:04:04 PM  
Louisville By Night Full Size

George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge against a backdrop of downtown buildings, including 3 banks and a big insurance company.
2011-10-12 8:04:07 PM  
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Golden Gate Bridge

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bridges in Prague, early morning

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Railroad bridge over Main Street
2011-10-12 8:04:59 PM  

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Nuclear Dreams

Millstone Nuclear Power Station, Waterford CT

Bigr at Flickr

2011-10-12 8:05:01 PM  

Esplanade Riel, home of the fanciest Salsbury House evar, and the infamous million-dollar toilet.
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Gardiner Expressway, York Street off ramp.
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St. Joseph Lighthouse

2011-10-12 8:05:06 PM  

Tower Bridge

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Spanning the American River(^)

2011-10-12 8:05:12 PM  

Peabody Western Coal Company
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This storage silo gets it's inventory straight from the mountains via beltway, then 23 feet over Hwy 160, just south of the 564, near Kayenta, Az.
Image pops bigger, new window
This link should take you just east of there on the Googlemaps.

2011-10-12 8:05:38 PM Full Size

Cargo Entering Seattle

Click for Flickr.
2011-10-12 8:05:40 PM Full Size

damn, er, dam machinery

Jackson Lake Dam, in Grand Tetons National Park

2011-10-12 8:05:54 PM Full Size

2011-10-12 8:06:03 PM  
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Golden Gate Bridge

2011-10-12 8:06:08 PM Full Size

I was out shooting for next week's theme, and I saw this. On the right, it's the old skyway approach to the Golden Gate Bridge, deemed seismically unsafe. (But still being used...) To the left, its replacement, not yet finished. And that thing under them....well, you'll have to wait until next week!
2011-10-12 8:06:08 PM  
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Infrastructure Bridging Canada and the United States

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The Prince Edward Viaduct (aka the Bloor Viaduct)
Originally built in 1918, the steel framing at the top was added in 2003.
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2011-10-12 8:06:48 PM  

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"Two types of infrastructure. One Working...One Not"

/Entrance for the Senate
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Utility wires, roads and a grain mill that is now a restaurant
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Another view of the old and new approach, with the Bridge peeking through.
2011-10-12 8:08:38 PM  

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"Columns and Lights"

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2011-10-12 8:08:44 PM Full Size

old infrastructure

Lock 18 and the ruins of a lock house on the C & O Canal

2011-10-12 8:08:48 PM  
Sherman Minton's Silver Arches Full Size

4 years after taking this picture, this bridge has now been shut down due to cracking found in the structural supports. Crumbling infrastructure indeed...
2011-10-12 8:09:59 PM Full Size

A tunnel wide enough for only one car...guarded by stoplights at either end. Direction of travel changes every 5 minutes.
2011-10-12 8:10:22 PM  
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Barn Infrastructure

2011-10-12 8:11:56 PM  
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Bridge in 1000 Islands Region of Ontario (pops)

2011-10-12 8:13:16 PM  
Barges, I Would Like to Go With You... Full Size

Unfathomable tons of freight move by barge along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

/90mm tilt-shift lens
2011-10-12 8:14:04 PM  
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Loops of Infrastructure

2011-10-12 8:16:10 PM  
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Irrigation system in northern Lower Michigan (pops)

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Defunct alarm panel

2011-10-12 9:03:16 PM Full Size

Container Cranes

Link (new window)

2011-10-12 9:07:39 PM  
Burrard Street Bridge (detail)
Vancouver, BC
Built 1932

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Flickr (new window)

2011-10-12 9:11:44 PM Full Size

Water Spigot

Link (new window)

2011-10-12 9:27:57 PM  
Infrastructure Galore
Vancouver, BC

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Wood chip plant, cruise ship terminal, convention centre, stadium, office towers, hotels, condos, train station, docks, shipping lanes, parks, roads, traffic lights, etc. etc.

Flickr (new window)

2011-10-12 9:36:40 PM  
Cathedral to Travel

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The Sacramento Amtrak station at 10pm.
2011-10-12 9:43:53 PM  
Lighting Detail, Powell Street BART Station, San Francisco

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I don't know what's scarier - that it looks as though it's been this way for a while, or that the trains are electric too...
2011-10-12 10:11:38 PM  
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Union Station, Washington, DC

2011-10-12 10:14:27 PM  
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Turnpike Trestles

Ohio Turnpike bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park

2011-10-12 10:25:42 PM  

Antique streetcar brought back into service along Market Street in the City. Like the famous Cable Cars, they're part of the regular commuter service, and standard transit passes are valid. This particular car started out life in Milan, Italy
2011-10-12 10:35:18 PM  
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Local dam with walkway over

2011-10-12 10:39:24 PM  
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The start of infrastructure, an idea, then a blueprint!

It is actually an adapter part so we could use a regular container of CO2 with our Soda Stream instead of the proprietary CO2 containers that come with it. My husband came up with and made the part, blueprint and all.
2011-10-12 10:45:08 PM  
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These were going in but not yet functional when the picture was taken. They seem to have everything up and running with them now, though.
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Lamp post. Eugene, OR
2011-10-12 11:01:32 PM  
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Bicycle rack and bike. Eugene, OR
2011-10-12 11:04:38 PM  
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Click for the bigger version

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Click for the bigger version

2011-10-13 12:01:25 AM  

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Glen Canyon Dam at the mouth of Lake Powell

Pops to my site where you can view larger or my B-sides

2011-10-13 12:02:14 AM  

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Spillway at Lake Spavinaw, source of Tulsa's municipal water supply

Pops to my site where you can view larger or my B-sides

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"Atoms of Infrastructure, Then and Now"

ISO 400, 1/5s, f5.6, white balance

2011-10-13 12:07:05 AM  
The road to an apparently abandoned Air Force radar station Full Size

Largest (new window)

2011-10-13 12:07:40 AM  
Utility pole running across the high desert. Full Size

biggest (new window)

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Battery Point lighthouse In Northern California Full Size

huge (new window)

2011-10-13 12:10:55 AM  

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"I think the line is cut,.."

ISO 400, 1/1000s, f4.0, white balance

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Outside Shinagawa Station, Tokyo.
2011-10-13 12:15:10 AM  

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"Crossing at Dawn"

ISO 1600, 4.0s, f5.6, handheld foreground fill flash, levels, NR

2011-10-13 12:24:21 AM Full Size
Diablo Lake Dam, WA. Pops to lightbox.

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Pops to lightbox

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Pops to lightbox

2011-10-13 12:30:38 AM  
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360 Bridge, Austin Texas 2007
2011-10-13 12:32:25 AM  
and another one just for fun...

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Mansfield Dam, Austin Texas 2007
2011-10-13 12:36:50 AM  
they are adding lanes to the Huey Long bridge. to put the decking you first need framing.

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2011-10-13 12:37:31 AM  
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2011-10-13 12:39:00 AM  
Climb to Alcatraz
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2011-10-13 12:40:04 AM  
of course you have to truck in the framing and lift. note the height, that's a normal guy.

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2011-10-13 12:42:14 AM  
Power Towers at Sunset
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2011-10-13 12:42:50 AM  
and here's the guy waiting to get it.

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/hi again
2011-10-13 1:00:39 AM  
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Roebling's Delaware Aquaduct. Oldest suspension bridge in the USA. Connects Lackawaxen, PA with Minisink Ford, NY.
Bigger version (new window)
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Big dam is big.
2011-10-13 1:15:42 AM  
Public safety counts, right? 1/3 Full Size

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Power lines in Illinois 2/3 Full Size

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Roads, religion, and entertainment (porno shop) 3/3 Full Size

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North Head Lighthouse

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Pittsburgh has a lot of these.
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And some of this, too.
2011-10-13 1:53:02 AM  
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Not a light bulb, but an ionization gauge for ultra-high vacuum.
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Asbury Park 2004

2011-10-13 2:22:16 AM  
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A surprisingly atmospheric empty corner of an NYC subway station.

2011-10-13 2:32:47 AM Full Size

Anderton Boat Lift. Built in 1875 to raise an entire laden barge, floating in 252 tonnes of water, from the river below to the Trent and Mersey canal above. Restored and working again.
2011-10-13 2:35:55 AM Full Size

Frank Gehry's BP Bridge, Chicago
2011-10-13 2:43:01 AM Full Size

Milepost. Tarporley, Cheshire, England, UK, Europe.
2011-10-13 2:58:31 AM  
You gotta do what you gotta do to keep the lights on. Full Size

Valley of the Kings, Egypt
2011-10-13 3:00:00 AM  
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Entrance to a Moscow Metro Station

/Not nearly up to other Farkers caliber, but I always thought this was a fun pic. I wish I could have taken more photos of INSIDE the Moscow Metro...that place is amazing.

2011-10-13 3:27:42 AM Full Size

Photo by 1st Lieut. James Sullivan (Photo by U.S. Army)

2011-10-13 3:29:23 AM Full Size

Power Plant
Photo by 1st Lieut. James Sullivan (Photo by U.S. Army)

2011-10-13 3:31:40 AM Full Size

Water Tower
(now with voting!)
Photo by 1st Lieut. James Sullivan (Photo by U.S. Army)

2011-10-13 3:42:30 AM Full Size

Reno, Nevada--July 2011
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Clarendon, Virginia
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National Airport, Washington, DC
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Golden Gate
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/brand new at this
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Retaining wall in Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA Full Size
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Bridge in front of the Hoover Dam (forget what it is called. in NV looking towards AZ) Full Size

P1190116 by PostLibyan, on Flickr
2011-10-13 8:25:50 AM  
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Marta Trains Parked For the Evening at Kensington Station, Atlanta Full Size
2011-10-13 8:55:20 AM Full Size

The Mighty Mac, as viewed from the Mackinaw Icebreaker.
2011-10-13 8:57:40 AM Full Size

moving train-trestle bridge over the St. Joseph river looking out into Lake Michigan.
2011-10-13 9:00:21 AM Full Size

Not the best shot, but the best one that illustrates the sheer size of just 1/3 of the Mackinac bridge when seen from ground level.
2011-10-13 9:04:34 AM  
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Barge on River Wien, Vienna

2011-10-13 9:11:05 AM  
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Marina, Kuwait City

2011-10-13 9:15:12 AM  
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'UFO' Bridge, Bratislava, Slovakia

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Hartford, CT
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Hartford, CT

/note the sprawling traffic of people flocking to the city :)
2011-10-13 10:02:59 AM Full Size

Overpass, Havana

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Dubai Metro

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This is from the Austin train station during the Mumford and Son's Tour- Restored "California Zephyr"
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Birmingham New Street

2011-10-13 10:22:36 AM  
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The Reichstag
2011-10-13 5:08:33 PM Full Size

Underground Rail: South Station, Boston, MA
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