When I see a fire hydrant, I selfishly hate it because it hogs a perfectly good parking spot. When I see an exploded fire hydrant, I absolutely love it because it's the urban sign for summer. When I see the schematics behind an early 20th century fire hydrant? I'm in awe of how beautiful the breakdown can be.
We've all thought about it before. Why can't we just park in front of the fire hydrant? Do fire fighters really need all that space to hook up their giant hose? Is there really going to be a fire? Yeah, there is and your car is going to get screwed like the one above.
One of my yet to be fulfilled New York dreams is to pop open a fire hydrant and dance naked in the street while the exploded hydrant rains all over me. FUN. I'm second guessing myself now though cause exploded fire hydrants are FREAKING POWERFUL. They can even lift cars.