This week's pics in and around Columbia...
This Moto Marshal was part of the "Face of America" event, participants of which passed through Columbia on Sunday morning.
The event is organized by World T.E.A.M., which brings adaptive and able-bodied athletes together by empowering, enabling and engaging individuals through inclusive athletic events, according to the organization's website.
The cyclists were on their way to Gettysburg, after having spent a Saturday night stopover in Lancaster. They started out in Philadelphia.
Several dozen cyclists took part.
Even recumbent bikes were welcome.
Friendly bikers passing through
The group stopped briefly along Chestnut Street before re-embarking. They planned to meet up in Gettysburg with another group that set out from Arlington National Cemetery.
Someone left the door open down at the tracks.
Here's a sidewalk syringe along 462.
Last winter's river ice did a number on the bald cypress trees along the shoreline. The one shown above is listing a bit, so let's fix it...
There, that's better.
Checking out the knitted caps...
She'll need at least three.
This is who's doing the financing for the construction project at Locust Street and Bank Avenue.
PA Heroes Walk/Ride June 2
16.2 miles on the Northwest River Trail
Some folks prefer another route:
ON the beaten track.
Saturday morning fog
Down by the bridge plaza
Even the lights barely cut through.
The bridge receded into the fog.
In some places, the bridge "appeared to disappear."
Half a bridge is better than none.
Some fishermen were undaunted by the fog.
Captions for the next two photos got lost in the fog...
As seen from one of the Civil War piers
A bridge and a pier
Fence in the fog
Lights and lights
Where's that confounded bridge?
Along the tracks
Up on the rooftop...
A difference of opinion?
A cellar without a house, soon to be an apartment building
(Locust Street & Bank Avenue)
Near the intersection of Locust and 441
Only this headless porch dwarf seemed able to withstand the fog.
Figure in the fog
Bordered by the filigree
The 200 block of Locust, looking east
The 300 block, same direction
Saint Paul's Episcopal, 340 Locust
Saint Francis at Saint Paul's
Columbia Presbyterian, 360 Locust
The 400 block of Locust
Another figure in the fog
(500 block of Locust)
Dragon at Global Time Wizard
The Returned Soldier
The former Manor Street School, now apartments
"Wagner for Governor"
Just a photo caption, enthusiastically NOT an endorsement
So that's how hubcaps are grown.
Outhouse for a very small person
Checking the plots at 4th & Mill
A subtly suggested stop?
Pointing the joints
A reader sent this photo of an item dated November 1, 1902 from the original Columbia Spy newspaper. The address is listed as 147 Locust Street.
Kayaks are back
at Chiques Rock Outfitters.
Baby on board
This cat knows which way the wind blows.
Flagpoles down at the bridge plaza...
The dedication is May 26.
New Age Riders
So, what actually happened here?
(5th & Walnut)
Legs with hats
Now we need heads with socks.
(400 block of Locust)
Leaded glass from times past
(400 block of Locust)
Gift/Art shop on Locust
Is he ever here?
Not so, this one. He's just showing off.
A see-through bird near 2nd & Union
A bird tribunal to judge the preceding birds?
Resident Heather Shenk submitted these photos (above and below) of a peregrine falcon, taken last Sunday.
It appeared to be hunting some song birds behind the former power substation next to Columbia Fire Company. It landed in a tree on the other side of the former McGinness airfield, looked around for a few minutes, then took off flying in the direction of the river.
Apparently, they're bigger this year.
Nature's mural (with a little help from a can of paint)
Secluded tattoo shop on 5th
A sighting of the elusive leaf-backed tabby, rare in these parts