This week's photos from around Columbia
An ET visited Columbia, and - you guessed it - no intelligent life here.
(Burning Bridge Antiques)
The still-troubled and still-troublesome 300 block of Avenue G
That's right. Fido might not be able to tolerate the THC.
At work on the 300 block of Cherry
At work on the 500 block of Walnut
Not really - It's just steam from water on the roller.
And back again
Nekkid lady pondering an ibis
(100 block of Walnut)
Depth of field
This church recently celebrated an anniversary of some sort.
Here's its datestone.
And here's the church building.
Back on Walnut Street - a compact steamroller
Big men casting long shadows
Keeping an eye on things
Spreading the asphalt
Evening it out
Reaching for it
On up the street
Both sides now
Three on one
Watch out for that car!
Here's the finished product.
But the sidewalks . . .
Expansion joints going every which way
Here too - always above the misaligned drain pipes.
Is this to spec?
The sun recently set over in Wrightsville.
There's a canoe stored under Columbia Crossing.
The dog poop bag dispenser is down.
Interesting lawn ornament on North 6th
Cockscomb at NAWCC
McClintock Clock - tick-tock
So, the driver on the right slipped by on the inside to make a right turn as the other driver was about to make a right turn.
Here's an old piece from the Godwin-Falcon Fire Department.
Google tells us the department is in North Carolina.
Chickens in a basket or something
Chimney fit for a king
(3rd & Chestnut)
West side of the Hermansader House
An all-seeing eye can be seen there, too.
Filling in the beauty strips with dirt on Walnut
She whipped the leaf blower around too fast and ripped a hole in the space-time continuum.
At work downtown
Bursting forth on Chestnut
"SMUCK FOR CON"
Seems fitting somehow
Oversized pothole at 2nd & Perry
Echoes of Halloween
Uh . . . how about NO?
C'est la vie
C'est la mort
You don't want Fido to be locked up, do you?
Sorry, but those Beatles lyrics still keep echoing:
"I used to get mad at my school,
The teachers that taught me weren't cool,
You're holding me down, turning me 'round,
Filling me up with your rules!"
Two fighter jets flew over on Thursday afternoon - way up - and carrying missiles.
This is a closer shot of the same jet.
And its little brother - and a littler brother?
Animal shelter progressing
ONE WAY: LEFT
Neatly coiffed alleyway
Who mows it?
Skeleton taking a load off
Another peek-a-boo window
(600 block of Chestnut)
Time to pick up the mail - all of it - at the apparently empty apartment house at 2nd & Walnut.
OVERSIZE LOAD on Chestnut (Route 462)
Finally, some activity at Hickernell's office, at least outside it
A load of asphalt with nowhere to go
It ended up here, next to the parking lot on Bank Avenue.
(Can you reheat cold asphalt?)
Lamb Chop hung out to dry
A new fountain at Columbia River Park
Here's another view
There's also a lower access for Fido to wash down that THC.
The Wright Mansion, autumn-shrouded
Looking spiffy at Art Printing
There goes Andre!
Runners - one locally famous
Heron in hiding - sort of
Jet following the jet stream
Something with muddy paws walked on this rail.
Glued to the TV, as many folks are.
Buckeye flutter-by grounded
That's a mighty tall flagpole, that flagpole is.
More ghost signs - The one at the top reads "COLUMBIA."
Here are a few submitted photos:
A Knox Box taped shut!
A pipe is sticking out of the sidewalk.
Oh yes it is.
And the mattress collection continues to grow - now with an old-time TV.
Shaky fence with weeds - and a multi-street street sign.
The photo intrigued us enough to take a closer look and sure enough, there it is.
Here's a shot submitted by Patrick "Phos" Martin. He explains that it is a composite of 16 separate shots taken from a tripod set up in the middle of Bridge Street several years ago. Wow! Even the ghost sign reading "MYERS MACHINE TOOL CORPORATION" is visible.