This week's photos from around Columbia...
(Tap/click on each photo to see a larger, clearer image.)
He was walking around on the 200 block of Locust Street the other day.
Apparently, he was checking for lead paint with a radioactive zap gun, also known as an LPA-1 XRF Lead Paint Spectrum Analyzer. Is he a member of the codes department or an outside interventionist?
We all have to start somewhere.
Charred vehicles from the Cloverton Drive fire
Roofers roofing on a roof
Is there a budding Matisse in our midst?
Yes, do it.
On the lookout
A really nice scene
Burned out bottle rocket
Council will consider passing a fireworks ordinance at its August meeting.
Lincoln Highway marker
An engine just hanging around
Oriental religious statue
A plow that's probably too big for that small area
A park ranger at Columbia River Park...
Here's his vehicle.
Speaking of vehicles, the following three reader-submitted photos show illegally parked vehicles used by borough officials...
Grinding the joints on the backside of 301 Locust
Cleaning up a few days later
A mural is planned for here.
208-210 Locust, primed
Adding a first coat
Was he broken up about something?
It's not supposed to work this way.
This mess at the Columbia Plaza, along with the collection box, was cleaned up and taken away a day or two later.
Workers on the roof of the former Vigies building
When on a roof, it's good to be tethered.
A day or two later: under roof
He thinks he's hiding.
Hard at work
Up close look at that nasty grin
Two killdeers down at the tracks
Suddenly, there were three.
And then just one, crying all by his lonesome.
Graffiti on the Rotary Park picnic tables
Restocking skid row
Catbird with a mayfly
There's plenty for everyone.
Sometimes a door is a gate.
Where the sidewalk ends...
Not every property has a sidewalk, but what happens when hedges are planted right on the required three-foot setback? These hedges near Fourth and Poplar also block the line of sight for drivers.
Borough officials and others checked out the entrance to River Park last Wednesday to observe traffic issues.
Here's an example.
Rowhouses on 6th
A different use for a bicycle
Ready to ride
Bell tower at the former Shawnee Fire Company building
Yes it is.
The once-again broken backboard at Makle has been taken down.
This is where dumpsters are born.
Super-compact train car
Broken ridge vent
Either fix it, or hope it doesn't rain.
Who's supposed to cut these down?
What happened to that section of fence along Heritage Drive?
(It wasn't the section that was broken.)
Here's a close-up
Unattended gas pump.
It clicked off just before this photo was taken.
The "water wheel" at the high school football field
Rock salt on a tree stump
Above it all
Ornate old gate
Here's a close-up
Shadow fence along Mount Bethel Cemetery
Stirring up dust on the 600 block of Locust
Finishing up Friday morning at the library
Biting the dust?
More progress at Andy's auxiliary
Parking lot paving along Commerce Street
X Mark's the spot.
Ready to roll
The almost-finished product
At the library
New deck furniture
There was a Saturday morning baseball game at the high school.
The gallery banner blew up onto the rooftop click, click, click.
Artist at work
Enjoying the day
Volunteers turned out on Saturday to move boxes of books back into the library.
On the 400 block of Locust
Later, something else was added.
Will the last person to leave Columbia, please turn out the lights.