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Harmilda the Cow, Harvard, IL

Harmilda the Cow, Harvard, IL

Harmilda - a life-sized fiberglass statue - is a mascot of the town of Harvard, Illinois, and the symbol of the town's annual Milk Day festival. Her name is derived from the name of the festival (HArvard MILk DAys).

Harmilda was given as a gift by Robert Jones of Jones Packing Co. in 1966 and resides at the Five Points since then.

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June 21, 2017
Easter Egg-Decorating Idea

Easter Egg-Decorating Idea

My mother knitted these pouches for the last Easter as an egg decorating experiment. The experiment was a success - the eggs look festive, the "decoration" can be applied in a wink and can be used over for every holiday. Furthermore, these knitted egg pouches make a perfect Easter gift. Happy Easter!

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April 03, 2017
Windowless Building in New York #2

Windowless Building in New York #2

Another photo of the Long Lines Building, Manhattan, New York. Different side, different mood.

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December 13, 2016
Let There Be Neon

Let There Be Neon

The shop in downtown Manhattan of a company with a clever name that specializes in designing, manufacturing, fabricating and installing neon signage and artistic lighting.

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December 09, 2016
One World Trade Center
1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

The first precinct and mounted unit of the New York Police Department decorated its doors before Halloween.

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October 28, 2016
King?

King?

Graffiti on a TriBeCa building. Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Edit: I think I found who is the author, - Raphael Fédérici also known by the nickname Paris Sketch Culture (PSC).

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October 28, 2016
Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway, a section of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, is a bikeway in Manhattan.

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October 21, 2016
The Dead Horse Bay

The Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay is a small saltmarsh on the southern side of Brooklyn. In the 19th century, the marsh was a site with animal processing plants to where carcasses of dead horses and other animals were brought to be processed into glue and fertilizer. The remains were dumped into the water. This explains how the Dead Horse Bay got its name.

Horses were replaced by automobiles, and until 1930's, the marsh of Dead Horse Bay was used as a New York city's landfill. Since around 1950's the garbage dump started to erode and all the treasures are now spilling out for everyone to see. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Glass Bottle Beach of the Dead Horse Bay

Glass Bottle Beach of the Dead Horse Bay

The coast of the Dead Horse Bay is scattered with bottles, jars, vials, and other glass containers. Less abundant are crockery, faience, porcelain, and rubber items. Probably other materials have not survived and completely decomposed. Some items were buried more than a hundred years ago. Recently I've learned that it is nicknamed “Glass Bottle Beach”. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Luna Games at Coney Island

Luna Games at Coney Island

A water racing game with a cartoonish look at Luna Park in Coney Island. Brooklyn, New York.

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October 15, 2016
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building

Jacob K. Javits Federal Building

Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building on Foley Square, Manhattan, New York City.

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October 11, 2016
Bar

Bar "Cyrk"

A bar on a Tribeca's quiet street with a plain entrance and a barely noticeable sign.

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October 10, 2016
Piranhas at the New York Aquarium

Piranhas at the New York Aquarium

Red-bellied piranhas.

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September 17, 2016
Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans)

Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans)

This is a Striped Searobin (Prionotus Evolans) from the Triglidae family, commonly known as sea robins or gurnards.

Here are a few interesting things about sea robins. They make a croaking sound similar to a toad. Their skulls are fully armored and they have spines everywhere. They have spiny "legs" but they are not for walking. The "legs" are sensory organ used to search for food on the bottom. And look at these pectoral fins that look like wings.

How to catch: Sometimes you wish you knew how to not catch them. Striped Sea robins will take any bait and virtually any hook size.

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September 03, 2016
Manhattan Bridge at Twilight

Manhattan Bridge at Twilight

One of the Manhattan Bridge's towers seen between buildings in the downtown of Brooklyn.

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August 28, 2016
Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear is a four and a half ton swimming pool sculpture created by a Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture is installed in the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

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August 15, 2016
Coney Island Bound

Coney Island Bound

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August 05, 2016
It's a Double Rainbow

It's a Double Rainbow

After every storm, there is a rainbow. Sometimes there are two. The second is less noticeable on the photo but it is there.

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July 14, 2016
There Will Be a Storm
Prospect Park Audubon Center / Boathouse

Prospect Park Audubon Center / Boathouse

Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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July 12, 2016
Monotropa Uniflora

Monotropa Uniflora

This is Monotropa uniflora, also known as the ghost plant, corpse plant, or Indian pipe. Sometimes people think that it is a mushroom that looks like a flower, but it is not a fungus. It is a parasitic plant that does not contain chlorophyll and does not need sunlight to generate energy. It lives off fungi and trees.

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July 10, 2016
Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of a Tribal Wooden Shield

Fragment of an African tribal wooden shield from the William K. Vanderbilt, Jr S collection.

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June 26, 2016
View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay from the Vanderbilt Mansion - former 43-acre estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

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June 26, 2016
Dragon Candle Holder

Dragon Candle Holder

Forged dragon candle holder at William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's mansion.

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June 26, 2016