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Blodwyn Pig

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Water Towers
« on: April 09, 2014, 07:26:16 pm »



top of Hollingbourne Hill

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 01:02:38 pm »


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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 05:01:38 pm »
 

Converted water tower in Littlestone, Kent, just north of Dungeness.
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 06:38:50 pm »


The water tower at what remains of RAF Matching in Essex.  Really rusty, it couldn't hold much water nowadays.
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 02:43:21 pm »


In France, the name on it is the name of the town

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 02:44:42 pm »


a larger one in Berck sur mer N. France

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 02:47:05 pm »


Another from N. France around Montreuil sur mer

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 02:48:13 pm »


on the way to St. Omer

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 02:49:46 pm »


Another larger French one ( N> FRance)

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 02:50:45 pm »


and another :)

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 02:51:26 pm »


and another!

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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 05:05:50 pm »


Another from N. France around Montreuil sur mer
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 10:12:02 pm »
All these French ones are getting a bit repetitive - so here's yet another, with added artwork


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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 11:15:30 pm »
Thought I had a pic ofthe one in Battle Mountain but all I could find was a picture of a crow perched halfway up it chiz.  This omission will be rectified next month.
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 11:20:49 pm »
I do find this all quite amazing really. I mean they are something that most people aren't even aware exist, yet there are so many different types, shapes and styles. I suppose they would employ specialist designers, but something so perfunctory as a water tower you would assume to be a std shape/method of construction, but no, they are all different, each water board/local authority must employ an architect and basically give them a free hand, but with a budget constraint. All rather fascinating really, I wish now, I had been a water tower Architect, instead of pissing about with designing houses and nursing homes. :'(

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2014, 10:15:31 am »
I remember seeing one in Hungary that was a large metal sphere on top of a tall metal tower. Looked rather pleasing but at the same time a little spooky.
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2014, 10:41:41 am »
Siwards Howe (or Bunny Hill if your local) water tower near York University.
Allegedly it's the biggest in Europe, its huge anyway and looks like a castle. When I was little my uncle used to tell me a dragon lived in it. Not used to store water anymore.


I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2014, 02:03:15 am »

As promised, the Battle Mountain water tower.  Sorry about the McD's sign; the Scottish Restaurant is right next door to the motel...
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2014, 02:44:44 am »

Alamosa, Colorado.  I think it may have been to the moon and back in a previous life.
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2014, 09:49:26 am »

As promised, the Battle Mountain water tower.  Sorry about the McD's sign; the Scottish Restaurant is right next door to the motel...

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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2014, 02:37:39 pm »

That might or might not be a water tower.  Could be some form of alien Infernal Device.  Top end of White Sands Missile Range on the scorching plains™ of New Mexico.
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2014, 07:17:59 pm »
water tower at swaffam prior



and near risby 



both taken over the milldenhall weekend trip  :)
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2014, 08:09:12 pm »
Siwards Howe (or Bunny Hill if your local) water tower near York University.
Allegedly it's the biggest in Europe, its huge anyway and looks like a castle. When I was little my uncle used to tell me a dragon lived in it. Not used to store water anymore.



I once knocked myself out falling off a rope swing on the hill next to that!  They put an underground reservoir in just the other side of it from that picture in the 70s .The water tower is a really spooky place until you get close up and see the crap thats stored in it!Good place for bats though!

Re: Water Towers
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2014, 08:13:19 pm »
Favourite two are the large one of the Southwold pair (star of "Drowning By Numbers") and The House In The Clouds at nearby Thorpeness, which is just nuts.
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2014, 08:26:52 pm »
Favourite two are the large one of the Southwold pair (star of "Drowning By Numbers") and The House In The Clouds at nearby Thorpeness, which is just nuts.
We stayed in the House in the Clouds. I abseiled down from the top to a lower window wearing a dry suit over my DJ and a dotted white line across my bonce. It was a London Tube Stations themed party.

I had two mates who knew about ropes hanging on to me from the top.
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