Monday, December 28, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Collection of Fire Hose Drying Towers

Syracuse has a nice collection of old fire stations with their fire hose drying towers still intact. None of these stations are still in use, and most are in private hands now. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Firemen's Insurance Company Fire Mark With Hand Pumper


In the 18th and 19th centuries, fire marks like this one were posted above the first floor on the exteriors of homes and commercial buildings to alert the responding fire department of which insurance company to apply to be paid for fighting a fire as advertisements and also as evidence of an insurance policy should the paper policy burn in a fire.

This site has an enormous amount of information about the origins of fire insurance in England and America and about the club, The Fire Mark Circle of the Americas.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pop-up Art on the Parkway

She stood out early one morning in the late fall landscape, near the bridge over the salt pond on the Parkway. By the next day, she was gone. I miss her.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Stillwater in the Middle of December, 2015

This record-breaking snowless and iceless December made my monthly trip to Rap-Shaw today by far the easiest one in many Decembers.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Please Forgive Me Canada

...for when I see your construction cones I think of "Cat in the Hat".