I found this gorgeous piece of urban hardware when I was downtown taking photos of the massive destruction we call light rail construction. I wasn’t sure how to approach my subject. I wasn’t afraid it would run away or anything but I had to get the right angle to show that beautiful rust. I had my wide angle lens on and decided that looking up at it instead of down would be best. If you have an interest in valves just use the search and type in valve or click on the valve tag in the sidebar.
I am very pleased to be able to add these two beauties to my valves or urban hardware collection. They are not only red but they have such wonderful rust and corrosion on them no doubt from the street salt used in the winter. I get some funny looks when I get down low on a crowded street and take photos of fire-hydrants or valves.
More building hardware. I promise this is my last valve shot for awhile. I just needed to get it out of my system and it is out of my system until I see another valve.
I found this wonderful rusty valve downtown on Wacouta street and it came with a bonus shadow valve. Sweet!
If you follow any of my blogs you know that I have an unusual hobby. I love to shoot valves. Most people don’t know all that much about them so just take my word, this may be the best valve in the Twin Cities. It is on Selby Ave. in front of the Blair Arcade building. I will shoot this one again.