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Monday, November 9, 2009

A curious blue post

Weathered old post in Astoria, Oregon This old concrete post was wearing body metal long before it became popular. I love the colors in this photo, especially the part of the blue paint that's still wet from the rain. This post, along with another almost like it, stands at the corner of 13th Street and Duane Avenue. I don't know if the ring was originally intended for hitching horses, or what. Someone has added a padlock, probably later than the ring, but long enough ago that it's completely rusted. The white reflection to the right is of this wall towering above.

It looks like a new business is moving in and brightening the shop behind the post. There have been several in this location in the short time I've been here. I remember when there were used cars parked in this lot, the office being (I think) to the right of the colorful store.

Does anyone remember more about this corner and the businesses that were here?

Cieldequimper: This would be another nice object d'art for your home, oui?

8 comments:

Jacob said...

In Florida that post wouldn't be blue it would be green - from mold...

Stine in Ontario said...

The post has a certain charm, for sure!

Don and Krise said...

A subject so simple, but a sort of landmark nonetheless.

Vogon Poet said...

Maybe not ancient, but it looks quite old. I am curious to know its past use...

B SQUARED said...

Probably the inspiration behind many Goth kids.

cieldequimper said...

Oui ! Absolument !

Midnight Mike said...

Sheryl,
Lovell Auto had their used car sales lot here. I believe there were chains here that they used at night to block off the lot and keep people from driving in there.

tapirgal said...

Hi Mike,

I remember the chains and the used cars, but I didn't remember the name. I wonder if they took advantage of existing older posts or if the posts were put there by Lovell's. There are two posts on that corner, by the way.

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