Monday, April 30, 2012

Ruby Tuesday 2 - Fire protection past-present

Ruby Tuesday 2 is back, and we look for rubies in small or large doses, and even in different eras...Patti and I were in a new attraction in our small (19,000) city, the Ansonia Fire Museum built as part of an old and now restored school. Though not open to the public yet, we were on an informal tour of the great displays of trucks and firefighter gear.

This picture jumped at me - a late 19th century horse-drawn fire wagon in the foreground from Webster Hose Company. The red sits all over this classic apparatus. Behind is something completely different in era - a modern fire suppression system. The differences from horse-drawn to computerized is cool, the way once good enough then to state of the art now I find intriguing. With plenty of red to capture our attention! See more ruby at RT2!


17 comments:

Kramer said...

Adore the red fire gear, and for some reason, red is a universal color for our friendly fire-fighters.

bj said...

Love your ruby photo today.
Very nice.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Great photo ~ love the red!

nonizamboni said...

So much history in that small photo. I'm in awe of firefighters in general and the state-of-the-art equipment, especially compared to the 18th century.
Nicely done, Ralph!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lots of red memorabilia here!

Lola said...

Love the red fire gear too.

Happy RT2!

DrillerAA09 said...

There's a reason that they call it Fire Engine Red! Love the color. Have a very happy Ruby Tuesday.

Kim, USA said...

Great find Ralph. Glad Red Tuesday2 is back! Happy weekdays!

Kim,USA

Dianne said...

you composed this so perfectly Ralph

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A fire museum would, of course, be a great place to see lots of red!

Ruby Flowers

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love the wheels!

Liz said...

What a great find for RT. Thanks for sharing.

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Maria @ LSS said...

Great find Ralph!

Ms. Burrito said...

That looks interesting.

Rubies at my site. Please come see.

chubskulit said...

The ruby really brightens the mood of that room!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love how the red vibrates in the photo - in contrast with the grey metals! Interesting post!

Jessica Cassidy said...

very vibrant in RED, my son loves firetruck but never been to firehouse yet :-) Dropping by from RT2