Sunday, December 25, 2022

About Town - December 25, 2022

Recent photos of Columbia

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

Here are the last of the Christmas photos for this year:


Rockin' Santa!




Here are some other shots about town:

St. John's in the afternoon

This sign on Front Street, near the Veterans Memorial Bridge, was replaced recently, after being knocked down in a fatal car crash on February 15, 2021.

The base was sitting empty during that time and was fast becoming a trashcan.

According to Wikipedia, this phenomenon is called a "parhelion" or "sun dog":
"The sun dog is a member of the family of halos caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere."

Why is this sign almost in the middle of the sidewalk?

It's winter, but it still looks like fall.

Looks like the 900 block of Barber Street is about to be dug up.

Why does no one ever display the First Amendment?

New sign at Living Stones on Front Street


More progress at the water company project: rocks

The project out at the old airfield continues.
Asbestos removal is happening currently.

These barrels appeared the other day.

The gray ones are labeled "ORGANIC."

The brown ones are labeled "Lemonade."

Unlike many contractors in town, this one procured the proper permit. 

A heron was trying to stay warm in the brutal cold the other day.

A temporary fence surrounds the building at 332 Locust, which is slated for demolition to make space for a courtyard.

Looks like the demo has already begun.
Note the missing windows, doors, and parking meters.

This citizen apparently thinks the borough is paying more attention to the feral cat problem than his concerns about a rat. The backstory on the rat is HERE.