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
Friday, August 19, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Old Court House, St. Louis, MO
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
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Old Cathedral, St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Coroas de Pinho
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 in Upper West Side Manhattan, New York
passing thru america