The word that comes to mind is “wrecked.”

Hit with a hammer (or something) repeatedly. Paint like this looks like it will easily flake off. Not. It’s hard as cement.
#firehydrant #fireplug #365 #everyday #san_francisco #urban #iphone5 #iphoneonly #battered #hammered

So much color in unexpected places.

SF is finally cracking down on spray painting fire hydrants. $4,000 a pop to repaint — first replace the original hydrant, than take it to the shop to have the paint sanded off, then repaint and return. The spray painted hydrants, apart from any aesthetic failings, are also a public safety hazard as the markings the SFFD rely on are obscured.

One thing lead to another and red became dead white.

After the rain.
#firehydrant #fireplug #365 #everyday #san_francisco #urban #rain #sunday #sffd #sfwd

Sometimes wear & tear enhances beauty. Sometimes not. For more than a decade this bonnet has been plain nasty. But it has managed to grow it’s own lichen.
#firehydrant #fireplug #sffd #sfwd #san_francisco #fort_mason #365 #everyday #urban #lichen #nasty #decay

Much prettier picture than reality. #iphone5 capture with @topazlabs filter in #photoshop cc.

So-o-o tempted to unwrap this beauty.

Fire hydrants and flowers just go together.