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Recently, some TE members were interested in a WS photo I posted of a steam chimney on Fifth Avenue, so I decided to capture another view as the main post. :-)

Here a cyclist is about to pass one of the chimneys on 23rd Street, one of the larger streets that run east to west across Manhattan.

As I wrote in the previous WS, clouds of condensation can occasionally be seen rising from manholes in Manhattan, and also from chimneys that are usually orange and white. The steam is created when cooler water, like rain or snow, comes in contact with the extremely hot steam pipes underground. In the winter the effect can be especially dramatic.

These chimneys are just another quirky part of the New York City landscape.

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Additional Photos by Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1866 W: 304 N: 4021] (14534)
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