Celebrating Fire Hydrants

Celebrating the Fire Hydrant in all its variations and locations.
"He also serves who only stands and waits." John Milton

If you would like to add a picture of a fire hydrant from your area, send it to MundaneFotos@yahoo.com
or post a picture on your blog and leave me a comment. If you don't mind, please include the location of the fire hydrant: city, state/province, country. I reserve the right to crop the photos if needed. Photos of fire hydrants actually used to fight a fire will be given a preference (details appreciated). Photos that include firefighters are even better.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Help - I've Fallen...

Fire Hydrant
Help I've fallen and I can't get up!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Vail, CO, USA

Fire Hydrant near creek in Vail, Colorado
Vail, Colorado

Thanks Ty and Nick

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Old Court House, St. Louis, MO

Fire Hydrant, Fire Hydrants
Two fire hydrants near the Old Court House in St. Louis, MO, the site of the historic 1847 Dred Scott Case. This infamous case eventually made its way to the US Supreme Court which reaffirmed slavery.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Golden Fire Hydrant

Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant

Saturday, August 13, 2005

St. Peters, MO, USA

Fire Hydrants
Blue and Silver Fire Hydrant
St. Peters, MO, USA

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Fire Hydrant, Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Thanks Doug

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Red And Green

Fire Hydrant, Fire Hydrants
Basic Red and Green Fire Hydrant overgrown with weeds.

Old Cathedral, St. Louis, MO

Fire Hydrant, Fire Hydrants

The first Catholic church in St. Louis was built at this location in 1770. This church was built in 1831. It is located near the Arch and the Mississippi river.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO

Three fire hydrants near the soon to be demolished Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. They are painted red as a tribute to the Cardinals.

Webster Groves, MO, USA

Fire Hydrant, fire hydrants
Webster Groves, MO, USA

Thanks Kelly.

Alcobaça, Portugal

Thanks Hélio.

Coroas de Pinho

Hélio writes:

The first picture is an old fire hydrant, though not one of the oldest.

The second picture is a more recent one. It has a protective box where you can find SI written, which stands for "Fire Services".

The third picture is one of the oldest and it stands not by the buildings, but inside their outer walls. There are several of them like that in town, especially in the oldest areas.

"Serviços de Incêndio" is the original in Portuguese for which SI stands for. Linguistic curiosity: a literal translation of the Portuguese name for a fire hydrant would be "fire's mouth" (fire the event, not the element).

Manhattan, New York, USA

fire hydrant, fire hydrants
Fire Hydrant in Upper West Side Manhattan, New York
Thanks Rosie

passing thru america