Thursday, December 29, 2016

About Town

Gargoyles in Avenue G . . .



***

The sidewalk is sinking. Two transformers were installed under the sidewalks on both sides of the 100 block of Locust Street on November 23. Columbia Spy reported on the installation HERE. Shortly afterward, however, these areas began to sink, particularly on the north side, shown below. Currently, the sidewalk is not passable via wheelchair, pipes are exposed, and the area presents a tripping hazard . . .




***


 Downtown

 Piano B-flat and broken

***


Buddha has arrived at Second and Cherry . . .





***


 Wait . . . what?

***

Trash and weeds that never go away on the 300 block of Avenue G . . .



***


Horse with no name? At least he has his head on straight now. The backstory of how he lost his head and how it was re-attached is HERE and HERE.


The grave of Edward C. Shannon, Columbia's greatest general.

9 comments:

  1. The photos of the trash along Avenue G are very kind, it actually looks a great deal worse in person. Does the street sweeper ever clean the alleys? Even once a season? Some areas of town are just a dirty mess.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The street sweeper never goes down the alleys and all that trash is from Turkey Hill people that don't know how to throw away their trash I know this because I have used this as a way for over 30 years

      Delete
    2. It looked the same last summer, full of trash. So is the answer to just leave it pile up until a strong wind blows it around town? If it becomes impassable the borough will be required to plow it.

      Delete
  2. The sweeper, the borough, yada taxa taxa. What about human decency. Stop living like pigs and clean up after yourselves.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How many more months are we going to wait for this human decency you speak of? If everyone cleans up after themselves then yay for the "taxa" payers, we can get rid of the street sweeper and end one tax burden.

      Delete
  3. In summers past I would clean up the worst of the section shown as the property referenced is adjacent to mine (owned by a "Good Ol' Columbia Boy,' mind you). Due to illness and major surgery this past August I neglected it, along with the gutter trash on both sides of my block. Maybe next summer. And maybe not.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the work you did and for caring.

      Delete
  4. On a positive note,, thankso go to The Church at Second and Cherry, a real asset to the Historic District.
    Thanks to whoever fixed the damaged horse! Love the Doolittles for their passion to support Columbia even with the negatives.
    Columbia should be embarrassed by the neglect shown to areas of the town!
    Council is blind and narrow minded with the spending and preservation of what remains parts of History, look at the carriage way known as Ave J.
    Still abused and deteriorating for no reason at all.
    Step up or our COUNCIL, YOUR OUT OF CONTROL

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gargoyles protect us from evil.
    We need these all over COLUMBIA!

    ReplyDelete