We often go about hopping on the street car of life with no attention to what goes on around us. I love this spot of New Orleans -- it is down in the real scenic part of town at the foot of Canal Street. A lot of "stuff" comes together here that keeps it all going. Everyday, people pass up and down here and hop on street cars with no attention to that "stuff."
The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has a line that passes just behind this street car -- it brings trains from one side of town to the other -- serving the port and industry along the river. Entergy has a major power line that passes over head just above here. Immediately to the left of this picture is major substation that feeds electricity to much of downtown. To the right of this picture is the dock for the Algiers ferry and the New Orleans Aquarium. There is a walkway just to the left of this picture that takes you to the Riverwalk.
But to most folks, all these wires and tracks are pretty much invisible. We see what we want to see and disregard the rest.