Thursday, August 1, 2013

Street Lamp

It's the first of the month. And it's theme day at City Daily Photo. The theme is 'street lamps.' We've shown you Austin's historic moonlight towers before, but we couldn't let this theme day go by without going back to it. These towers were erected in 1895. Apparently many cities had them but only Austin preserved them. Or at least some of them. Seventeen are in use today. This one is at Monroe and South First. Here is a map showing locations of ones that exist today as well as those that are gone. Here's a FAQ from the Austin history center. And here is what we posted on the subject before and a picture of some grackles taking over one.

Click here and you will see a lot of street lamps from around the world.

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