Wood "column"
8th and Folsom Building
Don't know why but I like these decorative "columns" on the second floor of this building at 8th Street and Folsom in San Francisco.

It breaks the "rules" as a column is supposed to be a weight bearing entity, but here it seems to be floating in mid-air.  To make matters worse, the top of the column or capital is separated from the fluted trunk.  Still those Victorian designers were having fun and managed to create some interesting things.

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