This week's pics from around Columbia...
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Close-up of the Weeping Angel at Mount Bethel
A side view
Some people who should know better insist on calling this "Riverfront Park."
Anyway, here's Columbia Crossing, seen from the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Here's another look.
And under the bridge . . . a painting of the bridge taking shape
". . . it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful"
[in Just-] e.e.cummings
Looks like someone finally got sick of the weeds in the 300 block of Avenue G.
So that's where the news is.
Really? These steps will never pass inspection.
"Turkey vulture on brick chimney"
Tearing up the tracks near the Columbia Plaza
Sometimes things just pop up.
He didn't want his picture taken.
Blocking the road at 2nd & Walnut. Damn GPS!
Peonies on the 500 block of Chestnut
On the 500 block of Cherry, the gates's been added.
Wind sock . . . for a wind foot?
(Near Avenue X)
Little red wagon painted . . . red
Slab at 4th & Manor - A giant propane tank might still be installed there in the future.
The front of some sort of maintenance train
Its purpose is to grind the tracks (?)
That's a pretty long train.
It even has this doohickey on top.
Here's the last car. In "ancient times," this was called the caboose.
Workers working at work on the train
And just below the train - a tunnel at Shawnee Run
Inside looking out
Outside looking in looking out the other end
Might have been built in the late 19th or early 20th century (?)
Of course, the graffiti "artists" have been there.
One last look, with the train on top
No parking on the sidewalk, unless of course you want to park there.
All you need
The 400 block of Locust - What's that address again?
A better angel of our nature?
No, just a cherub, like this one, at the former Masonic Center on the 300 block of Locust
Well . . . he's still there, after all this time. How is it that no one else has seen him yet?
He lives in the attic of this apartment house on Walnut Street. Judging from the electric meters on the right, there are six apartments, his being one. Let's hope his electric bill is paid.
Info on the railroads running through Columbia and elsewhere.
This historical "plaque" at the bridge plaza could use some sprucing up. After all, we don't want our history to fade.
Codes secretly surveilling someone with a secret spy camera.
(Hey, that's our job!)
Another vehicle on the sidewalk - The town motto should be: "It's Columbia. Do whatever you want!"
Surveyor surveying 401 Locust
What's he doing that for?
There he is again, looking at the side of the building.
Isn't that camera at River Park fixed yet?
He was working on it last week, too.
The tails tell the tale.
(But what is it?)
Whoever heard of a patriotic sparrow? Usually an eagle does this job on top of the flagpole.
One of those days . . . ?
Yoga at River Park
Two lost ducklings looking for their mother realized this goose was not she.
They huddled in the grass, still looking.
One way to save on gas
A reader submitted this photo of the building at 3rd & Walnut, now Burning Bridge Antiques. Looks like there was a fire there at one time.
Another reader submitted this photo of Columbia and those following. Which church is that on the right?
Where is this?
Could this be the 200 block of Locust?
The Daily News building - but where?
On the right is the Columbia Republican Club.
All decked out - the 200 block of Locust?