Monday, May 30, 2016

About Town

Recent pics about town . . .

This helicopter with a dangling cable has been flying around the area lately.

Columbia Park Rangers spruced up the plaza area across from Rotary Park last week.

 Bicycle built for two plus one.

Bicycle icons were spray-painted at Columbia River Park and on the sidewalk along Route 441 Thursday morning.

The icons mark the route to and from the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail.

The icons continue along the sidewalk towards Bridge Street.

"The Little Trolley That Could" chuggin' over the tracks.

 New informational sign at Columbia Crossing

Pigeon with an aura

Parochial school advertising on public school property?

Bricking it up at Second and Locust

Interesting that this symbol is being displayed a few hundred feet from where the bridge was burned.

One of the many "ghost signs" around town of industries from years past. The link HERE claims the building was the home of the Columbia Laundry Machinery Company, but the first word is hard to see, because another word appears to be superimposed on it. One appears to be "SUPERIOR," in which case the sign would read "SUPERIOR LAUNDRY MACHINERY." The word at the top, near the peak, looks like "KEYSTONE."

A few steps down the street at Bootleg Antiques, another ghost sign is being revived.

A few days later, as painting progressed, the sign looked like this.

As with the previous sign, the first word isn't legible.

 Missing finial on one of the bridge lights

 Seen on the bridge today - a precursor to invasion?

Train speeding by, inches from the walkway near Front and Walnut. Nothing separates the walkway from the train, except a soft cushion of air: no railing, no fence.

 Newfangled TV antenna?

 Pondering death.
Do catbirds get nine lives?

 Penthouse nest

 Yield - just don't read the footnote.

 Antiques . . . 1.5 miles? Where would that be?
Is this sign even legal?

 Here's the back of the same sign, professionally attached.

No, that's not a billboard outside Hinkle's Restaurant. Well, actually, it is -  a moving one, called a 55-foot trailer.

Time for a scratch

Or time for the flea spray?

Broken cycle


  1. Could that building have been the location of the Keystone Cap Company?

    1. Keystone has always been located on Blunston St. since its founding.

  2. I actually was encouraged to see the Catholic school advertising on the public school property, as those parents also pay school tax to the public school.

    1. Yes, they do pay school tax. It's time to bill taxes monthly, not folded into a mortgage payment. When that $300-400 bill comes in each month I'm sure the taxpayers will demand to know how each dollar of their money is being spent. Folding taxes into a mortgage payment is an "out of sight, out of mind" tactic.

    2. Who profits from the festival?

  3. Great pictures

  4. What's happening at Second and Locust ?, the Mason said he's going to be there all summer with the carpenters ?

  5. Thank god!!! Catholic School is a CHOICE#!!
    Now an across the board resident tax is in order!!!!!
    Freedom at what COST?