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The Valve

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The Valve

It’s plain and simple, I need exercise! One way for me get some exercise when traveling is walk the stairs at the hotels. I take the elevator with my bags but after that I usually walk up and down the stairs. I’ve noticed that in just about every hotel stairwell you will find valves. So I’m coming out the the closet and letting you know I take a lot of images of them. They are one of those manmade subjects readily available for me as well as a subject most people will overlook. Yep, need more exercise.


Written by Monte Stevens

December 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

Posted in Art/Design, Photography

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  1. Fantastic subject matter! They have great graphic elements.


    December 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

  2. I have to agree with Faye on the graphic elements thought. It is the details that make the best images at times that and being able to see them. Great stuff here Monte.

    Ray Ketcham

    December 26, 2009 at 9:28 pm

  3. Hi Monte, great blog, found it from Joe’s site. Those valves you are refering to are called standpipes (I’m a firefighter). Firefighter’s will carry 100-150 feet of hose on their shoulder to the floor below the fire, then connect to those valves. There is also a connection on the outside that the engine will connect to, pumping water up the standpipe. Great picture!


    December 30, 2009 at 10:48 am

    • Now that you mention that I believe I’ve heard that before but just forgotten. Glad you stopped by to visit and left a comment.

      Monte Stevens

      December 30, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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