Monday, February 7, 2011

Fire Hydrants



I noticed these colorful fire hydrants outside of the fire station near downtown Tallahassee.

19 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I am always surprised by the colourful hydrants in the US. We don't see that here, they look like little man standing with their arms wide. Nice photo.

Tanya said...

well that's different!!

Jim Klenke said...

I like those, do you get to choose the kind you want in your area?

Cezar and Léia said...

They are all adorable!
Great idea about some colours in these fire hydrants!
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

Fire hydrants for sale? Hydrant decorating contest?

JM said...

What a great find, Lois, that is so cool!

Ms. Moon said...

Such utilitarian items, turned to art.

Jacob said...

Pretty and cute! Good eye, Lois. I like that the fire chief has his own plug - in red, white & blue!

Karl said...

"Street art", very nice these hydrants with different style!

Darla said...

I don't believe I have ever seen this?

Rob and Mandy said...

The Fire Chief's private collection? How funny!

jennyfreckles said...

Aren't they great? They look like little people.

SRQ said...

Eye catching. I remember a city having a charity painting event involving the painting of fire hydrants. The red, white & blue one is reminiscent of that event.

Jack said...

That is an interesting sight! It looks like they have been collecting all the different kinds and color combinations in use in Tallahassee. Pretty cool. Nice shot, Lois.

Hilda said...

Heehee! I especially like the patriotic one! :)

Lisa Wilson said...

Cute! A dog's paradise.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, I can't figure out if is impounded hydrants or a dog park. Nice shot.

Maurice Majszak said...

The hydrants are located at 327 N. Adams Street in front of Station 1. When a water leak necessitated that the area be cleared, the idea of a hydrant garden was brought to the attention and approved by the Fire Chief, Cindy Dick. It honors all those who ever hooked up to a fire hydrant. The big red, white and blue one was located on the corner of College Ave and Monroe Street on a 20" water main. When opened the ground would shake.

Lois said...

Thanks for all of the interesting information on this Maurice! I love the idea of a hydrant garden. Also thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to get back to daily posting soon!