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Yes, the picture was taken in Columbia, South Carolina. The large fire hydrant is a sculpture by an artist named Blue Sky. He does impressionistic art. Did you notice the mural on the wall behind the parking lot where the sculpture was? It is called Tunnelvision and in the right light it looks exactly like you are driving through a tunnel. The hydrant represents a mishap where someone crashed into it and knocked it over and water is running out.