Monday, August 27, 2012

Old city post

I couldn't find much on the history of these old limestone posts (they flank one of Ocala's older streets) but I'm guessing they were city markers from when Ocala was a much smaller place.

18 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like some historic place. Beautiful composition and I also like the texture sensation of that limestone!
Hugs
Léia

Halcyon said...

They are very rustic. Makes Ocala seem older than it probably is. ;)

Andy said...

It's Ocala's mystery. I get frustrated when I make a find like this one and can't discover any history about it.

Mo said...

I'm curious to know more.

hamilton said...

they make for nice boundary markers.

magiceye said...

Good to see they are still around!

MJ said...

The delicate flowers against the rustic limestone is a beautiful contrast.

Judy said...

It is fun to find these old markers and imagine the people building them. They had great civic pride.

Stormy weather today?

David Thomas said...

Yes. And they were meant to pass the test of time, too. Long after the streets of Ocala and the hobbit like dwellings have gone and the real estate is, literally, under water, this post will remain.

RedPat said...

It's wonderful that they have survived.

Small City Scenes said...

Kinda cool to see though.

High Maintenance--oh I thought you were talking about my daughters. Jolene has a Dodge Ram with a huge lift kit black and shiny---why she needs a truck like that I don't know. It is really fun to get in and out of--yeah right!!
All my daughters have trucks---was something missing in their childhood? We din't have a car either--when they were little---just trucks. MB

cieldequimper said...

When would that be? It does look really nice and weathered...

fiziskandarz said...

Very interesting low point composition you got there! We didn't see any limestone posts around here [ or maybe there is but we just missed it ] :D

Kay said...

I remember seeing these from time to time around California when I was younger. They're from the days when there were stone masons, many of whom were real artisans. Remember them?

Janet said...

Looks like the gatepost to the city.

Randy said...

That is just amazing.

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks old, like it has been there for many, many years.

How is the storm Isaac behaving in Ocala?

Jack said...

It is a charming post. I didn't think Ocala had anything that old. Except, maybe you.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson