I just noticed that the smoke stacks in everett is one of the landmarks that scrolls past in the screensaver:
Why would they choose this over the more well known usual suspects (Custom House, Bunker Hill/Zakim bridge, Citgo sign, ...) ?
It is actually the Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City, Queens. Three forward smokestacks in a row, one back and off to the side.
three large ones a space then a small one. but maybe becuz of the stripes at the top.
Even saying it's the Edison building in Southie is a stretch.
If anything it looks more like the Powerhouse down'n Ballmer.
what do the edison buildings in southie and ballmer look like (3 smalls followed by 1 large) ?
Those are not the smokestacks in Everett.
do yoo know what theyre supposed to resemble ?
they have a lot of famous landmarks like space needle, empire state building, eiffel tower, big ben, ... so i assumed they added a boston landmark.
are there any other smoke stacks with the same configuration; or, is it just a random picture that coincidentally happens to look similar ?
I'm more interested in that ad for CBT... Now i want the screen saver on my Roku to come on so I can see if I can get the ad.
I use the DVD version of Great Courses and it's really great. You just have to order when things are on sale; there's always something on sale.
The Everett stacks are not striped.
This is just a industrial visual troupe.
that answers my question from above:
Roku just bought DataXu, a Boston company, and completely folded it into their operations. The smokestacks are visible from the new Boston office (as are Ravenswood's from the NYC location), and Roku has been dropping in homages as part of their practice of including various cities where they do business. I guess the Zakim is passe.
good guess, maybe their artworks are inspired by various office locations ?
I know swirls offline.. she's in the know :-)
As usual -- no one bothers to "look it up" before commenting
If you just Google Mystic Everett MA Generating Station or some combination of those words
you would find lots of images none of which look anything like that image shown
Note one of the two newest stacks is nearly completely hidden in this view [its a clone of the other fat and relatively short stack to its immediate left]
um, the pic yoo link to looks very much like the screensaver. especially with the water in the background (foreground in the reverse image).
Why'd they have to steal a name from Avatar?
Roku is the number six in Japanese.
heres a daytime image reverse prospective from this side of the water:
Why is the Space Needle in Seattle in this on the same side as the Custom Tower from Boston? And isn't that Ferris Wheel in London, England?
custom tower ? the one with the u.f.o. i thought that was big ben ?
Could be. They both have clocks.
also empire state building (n.y.c.), golden gate bridge (san francisco), hollywood sign (l.a.), eifel tower (paris), ...
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