Friday, October 31, 2008

Fire Hydrants

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It's fitting to end Fire Protection month with a collage of various fire hydrants located in Quincy. Their colors correspond to the size of the pipe they are attached to. The red ones are designated for commercial building use.

7 comments:

marley said...

I didn't know they came in so many different colours. Ours are yellow concrete markers that show the location of the water supply underground, through a metal cover.

Jilly said...

I've always found fire hydrants fascinating. They seem to have faces so your mixture is just fabulous to me. Thanks.

JM said...

Very cool collage! Now I know how you name those 'water/fire things'... :-)

Professor said...

Wow so many colours! I love this! How much fun is this?!?

slim said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed these as much as I did taking the pictures of them. They are color coded for a reason - - - the color corresponds to the size water main it is attached to. The red hydrants are usually associated with a commercial or industrial area.

Kate said...

Fascinating collage with equally fascinating information. Never knew the hydrants came with different size nozzles; now I'll have to be more observant about ours!

Marie-Noyale said...

Great mosaïc and an explanation new to me,Thanks.