Caption Contest: What are These Things at Washington and Portland?

Not sure what these are. They appear to be street furniture.

In moments like this, it’s best to turn to the knowledgable community for expert guidance.

Thank you in advance for your invaluable contribution to streetscape awareness.

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[Official location, in front of Zen Box Ikazaya.]

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

Pronouns: he/him

Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.