Sunday, March 24, 2019

About Town 3/24/19

This week's photos from around Columbia (and two from Lancaster)
(Click/tap on photos to see larger, clearer images.)

First stop - Lancaster, last Friday . . .
Even County Commissioner Josh Parsons (far left) looked askance at the red-winged angel.
Turns out there were a lot of costumed people on their way that day to Zenkaikon, "an annual celebration of anime, comics, games, science fiction, and fandom," according to their website.

Lancaster even has (somewhat) literate graffiti.
Time to up your game, Columbia.

 Let's hope he won't need the winter garb any more this spring.

 Same here

 The next step at the clock plaza: resetting the pole

 A car traveling the wrong way knocked over one of the bollards as well as the underlying support pole last Tuesday morning as was reported HERE. Borough workers removed the bollard and bent pole and installed a new pole.  

 Traffic light at Bootleg Antiques

 Signs of spring

 Not a sign of spring, basically just a trailer lid made from a sign

 Riders on the trail - tall ones

 For the local sideshow

 Columbia MiniMart coming soon on the first block of North 4th

 The post office is trying to save on apostrophes.

 Utility pole on its way to somewhere

A look in the corner of the Market House

 Still there

 More roadwork on North 9th

 Free items

New light at the 4th Street firehouse?

 The Columbia Water Company will be replacing the water main in portions of the 400 block of Avenue H, starting Monday, March 25. The work is expected to take three to four weeks, according to a letter sent to local residents.

 Here's an employee getting ready for the big dig.

 On guard

 Broken barrier with rebar revealed

 Sign that basically says nothing

 Watch that first step.

 Sign that says something, but with very little enthusiasm

 Angles and triangles

 Some sort of circular window

 Doors in the doorway

 More doors in the doorway

 Window in the doorway

 Table on the sidewalk

 Outhouse - for when you can't bear it any longer

 Been workin' on the railroad

 Creepy clouds

 Big fat tires

 Line-up at Kettle Works, a veritable THRONG

Empty container

 Columbia Park Rangers filled the container with debris during a cleanup of Columbia River Park on Saturday. More info on the endeavor is on Facebook HERE.

 Lotsa wood, with room for a lot more

 Tryin' it out

Tryin' it out

 New attorney in town?
(Locust Street)

 Near the attorney's office

 Lots of vultures in town these days

 Here's the lost kitchen sink from the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink."

 Angler and angles

There's the inlet. Where's the outlet?


Anonymous said...

Why are we paying code officers?

Anonymous said...

I thought bears only did that in the woods.

Anonymous said...

More than bears do that in Columbia , council does a good job doing that to tax payers , even though a council member don't pay his own share.

Lisa said...

Loved the outhouse and the "first step"! Great pics