July 11, 2013

Urban Sprinkler 2

This past week was the first I'd seen of uncapped fire hydrants this summer. Last year I was shooting large groups of kids, 10 or more, cooling off by late June. Seems nearly every single block had at least one hydrant illegally spewing out hundreds of gallons of water a minute. This year the attendance has been sparse at best. I found this particular hydrant on Sherman Ave., spraying water in a large circle due to the ingenious placement of a old discarded board positioned directly in front of the water spout. Because of the pressure, it took two beefy Hispanic guys to get it into the right position.  And, only a handful of kids were there to enjoy it. After about half an hour three large firemen showed up and capped it back up. And the fun was over.

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