Sunday, February 7, 2021

About Town - February 7, 2021

This week's photos of Columbia 

(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.)

A storm dumped almost a foot of snow on Columbia this week, but no vehicles were towed. 
The photo above is from February 2014, when vehicles were towed (and ticketed).

Back then, vehicles along Locust Street (a snow emergency route) were removed so that snow could be cleared, as Columbia Spy reported HERE.

At the February 2, 2021 Columbia Borough Council work session, Mayor Lutz commented on snow removal in the borough: "We tried to be nice; it didn't work. We realize we have a problem," Mayor Leo Lutz told council members. "There are some things that need to be changed."

Here's one of the snow photos from this past week, as seen at the Columbia Water Company.
The rest of the snow photos are at the end of this post.


Here's yet another clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk.

Tis the season

Back in the day

Window of toys

And another

Let freedom ring

Where eagles dare

An E-2 Hawkeye flying over

Historic plaque at the Historic Society 

Someone's watching.

Blocking the road

That planned Veterans Memorial Bridge reconstruction/rehabilitation project 
can't come a moment too soon.

Does anybody really know what time it is?
Does anybody really care?


Meanwhile at the former Visitors Center:

Enjoy it while you can.
What could it become?
A strip mall?
A used car lot?


Down by the tracks:

The mini-train was out for a spin again.

The engineer seemed to be enjoying himself.

And another train rolled by on a different set of tracks:

There are several ways to publicize your artwork.
One might be to use the internet.
Another might be putting it on the side of a railcar.

Especially if you can find a "gold" car like this one.


And finally, here are the inevitable and obligatory snow pics:

A red, white and blue - and white, lots of white - bench

Snow fell for hours.

Despite the snowstorm, "Our flag was still there," 
flying in a decidedly leftward direction, just like the current mood of the country.

Snow-topped bollards

Glowing snow

Even though spaces were hard to find, parking this close to a fire hydrant is frowned upon (and possibly illegal).

Down the alley

A few looks around town:

Looking up Locust

Poking through

Don't trudge here.

So, who's supposed to clear the trail?

This sort of thing isn't particularly appreciated.

Sit a spell

A snowman who's seen better days


Sue said...

Are they going to tear down the visitors center

Joe Lintner said...

Unknown at this point.

Todd M Foehlinger said...

The deed to the property says the chamber can only sell it to used as a visitors center.

Sue said...

Why would they even think about tearing it down