Cyclops Hydrant Shadow

I have taken many photographs of fire hydrants (see Yellow Hydrant Sculpture, Fire Suppression Infrastructure, Colorful Fireplugs, Fire Plugs, Street and Parking Lot Hydrants). Rarely have I seen such a fine hydrant shadow as the one below. It was cast on a parking lot access road. The blue reflector happened to be in just the […]

Fire Suppression Infrastructure

Nestled between a fence and the building it protects, is this elaborate array of fire suppression infrastructure. I like fire suppression equipment (see Colorful Fireplugs, Street and Parking Lot Hydrants, Open Hydrant, On the Road Again – and Fireplugs, Fire Plugs, Yellow Hydrant Sculpture).

Out with the Old

It is rare to see installation of new fire hydrants. They are (literally) fixtures in our environment. They should last forever. There are few moving parts which could be easily replaced if the hydrant should fail. Below is a glimpse of the infrequent process of replacing an aging (obsolete? damaged?) fire plug.

Street and Parking Lot Hydrants

These hydrants, water meters and standpipes serve two potential fire venues, the street and the parking lot.  I wonder if this arrangement was planned. Other photographic captures are found in the following posts: Fire Plugs, Fireplugs, the Beginning, Shiny Standpipe, What Luck!, Colorful Fireplugs, Fire Hydrant, From the Top.

Fire Hydrant, From the Top

I have trouble resisting shiny things. This bright red fire hydrant is located between my house and the Post Office. The sun caught it just right and I could not just walk by without snapping it. I’ve lost track of the number of photographs in my fireplug (also known as hydrant or standpipe) series. Other […]

Mother and Son Standpipe

Another in a continuing series of fire suppression equipment photographs I came across this lovely pair of standpipes during one of my morning walks. The thought of kinship between them immediately came to mind. Mum is standing over the little squirt, as if protecting him.