Category Archives: Machine

Beautiful Photo: One Technology, Multiple Uses

Windmills are pretty spectacular tools. From a distance, they dot the Dutch landscape, as reminders of a bygone era, when they were necessary to keep the Netherlands from flooding. Nowadays, they use electric pumping stations with massive augers to keep … Continue reading

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Wine Hose, Balatonlelle, Hungary

Most of us, when we think about wine, think about the bottle, the crystal glasses, the barrels and vats in the cellar, maybe the grapes on the vine. We don’t often think about the complex process of manufacturing a food … Continue reading

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Pressing Merlot, Palkonya, Hungary

Wow. I let more than a week slip by. In the mean time, I’ve been to two more wineries, but let me finish up with Haraszti Pince before I move on. Being a small winery, this little auger-driven press is … Continue reading

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Tram under Lanchid

This is one I’m particularly proud of. It’s a picture I’ve been envisioning for several months. One of my regular running routes follows the wide foot and bike path that runs along the western bank of the Danube, the entire … Continue reading

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Broken Spline, Elbe, WA, USA

During a jeepin’ trip, parts sometimes break. This particular ride, getting over a slightly-higher-than-usual root revealed a manufacturing defect in the spline on the axle. The two mechanics on the trip jacked up the front end and replaced the broken … Continue reading

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