Monday, February 19, 2018

About Town

Photos from around Columbia over the past week...

The Grinch is at it again.

This time he's playing Cupid at Tacos to Go.


 Someone left a motorcycle trophy outside.

 Someone left a Flyers trashcan outside.
(Is someone making a statement?)

 Flagpoles at the bridge plaza.
There might be a presentation with flags flying on May 26 of this year.

 This is what happens when you leave a stump unattended for too long - It grows a hubcap.


 Interior of the Market House

 Workers were seen removing stands last Thursday.
Columbia Borough is receiving bids until March 7, 2018 for the leasing of the building.
The legal notice is HERE.


 One of several unofficial NO PARKING signs near South 6th & Locust last week.

 Hey, who snapped this tree on North 3rd (near Hinkle's)?
Maybe one of the "covert" cameras saw the perpetrator.

(We all have days like this.)

 117 & 119 North 5th:
Renovated and ready to rent.

 Snowman on the 500 block of Chestnut

 And an accomplice

Although this one on South 4th will probably last longer.

 Leaving town

 Steel plates? We got 'em!

 Renovating at Hinkle's

 City Gate's events calendar

 Free coffee, donut, and tour


 Happy Birthday!

 Way up high at St. Peter's Apartments

 Yep, way up high

 Fallen bricks on the 300 block of South 4th

 Some sort of towers on their sides on the first block of Barber

Glass, lots o' glass
(301 Locust)

 More work behind the Rising Sun/Prudhomme's building

 Here's a longer view.

Up the ladder


 Guys removing slate shingles at the library

 Hard at work

 View from the front

 Stacking them on the skid

 The big picture

Heavy load, higher and higher


What's happening here?

 Looks like Art Printing at the bottom of Locust got their windows painted.

 Lookin' good!

 Here's their hanging sign.

No worries - the original is now inside the shop.


 Civil War bridge pier near the Veterans Memorial Bridge

 Meanwhile, over at Columbia Crossing, the seagulls are re-enacting a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

 Jet ski storage along Heritage Drive

 This past Saturday, the river starting creeping up again.

 Fortunately, this sentinel kept watch.

On Sunday, it crept further.


 Out at 1019 Lancaster Avenue, this humble house has seen its last days. Demolition has begun.

 Here's the back roof in the back yard.

 Most of the debris went directly into the purple dumpster.

 Here's what it looked like from the other side of the street.

 And closer up

 Tearing it down

 Going, going, gone!

Another one bites the dust, or in this case - the mud!