Weather Vanes, Show Wind Direction

Fancy Eagle Atop Arrow And Ball
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A fancy weathervane was found on a home in South Lake Tahoe. It featured an eagle landing on an arrow atop a ball, below which were the directions of the compass.


Weather Vanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Neighborhoods Of South Lake Tahoe, California   •  Next To Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains   •  (Photo taken 13:55:32 Sunday 25 September 2011)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 21 April 2015)   •  © 2015 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_1423
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A Modern Weathervane-Style Decoration
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A modern weathervane with a directional bird in the center while two rings spun outside it.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Belgrave Above Stanyan, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 12:07:32 Saturday 3 November 2007)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BelgaveAboveStanyan_9406T
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A Weathervane Horse Atop A Carousel
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While not actually an indicator of wind direction, it nonetheless occupied the same place of honor atop a carousel in Spokane, Washington.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Loof's 1906 Carousel internal link Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington   •  (Photo taken sometime in 2007)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Spokane_01T
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A Classically Simple Weather Vane
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A basic weathervane. The arrow itself indicated the source of the wind. Below the arrow were the traditional compass points fixed to show direction.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Somewhere on Highway 101 internal link California   •  (Photo taken sometime in 2007)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20070000_06
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A Rooster Topped A Very Pointed Roof
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A rooster atop a very pointed roof seemed an impractical weathervane.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Somewhere on Highway 101 internal link California   •  (Photo taken sometime in 2007)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 13 February 2010)   •  © 2010 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20070000_05
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A Very Fancy Weathervane On A Round Top
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The round top of a building somewhere in France held a weathervane that seemed fancier then most. The direction indicator with its N and S, because they were in France, stood for Nord and Sud.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Somewhere in France internal link   •  (Photo taken early in 2007)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20070000_04
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Nord, Lost Somewhere In France
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Another anonymous weathervane in France.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Somewhere in France internal link   •  (Photo taken early in 2007)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20070000_03
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Crane Appeared To Carry An Entire Building West
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A metal crane was a weathervane atop a structure in the Palo Alto Duck Pond area.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Palo Alto Duck Pond internal link Palo Alto, California   •  (Photo taken early in 2007)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20070000_02
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A Square Rigged Ship Atop A Terra Cotta Roof
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The outline of a square rigged ship of old functioned as a weathervane atop a terra cotta tiled roof in Monterey, California.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo taken January 2007)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20070000_01
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A Rooster Showed The Way Up 101
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A rooster atop an old barn was used as a weathervane. The barn was found just off the road while driving Highway 101 in California.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Somewhere on Highway 101 internal link California   •  (Photo taken January 2007)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20060000_04
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A Whale Flew Above Perched Gulls
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Atop a restaurant in Monterey, California's wharf was a whale weathervane. That whale flew over gulls perched on the roof below it.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Monterey Bay and Harbor internal link Monterey, California   •  (Photo taken sometime in 2006)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20060000_03
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A G Atop Ghirardelli Square
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A weathervane that was formed by an arrow whose tail was a flag with the G of Ghirardelli Square cut into it. Below that arrow were the usual directional compass points.


Weathervanes Show Wind Direction external link   •  Fisherman's Wharf internal link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken sometime in 2006)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 26 June 2007)   •  © 2007 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #WeatherVane20060000_02
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