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clarion

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2014, 09:40:49 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 #26 on: September 26, 2014, 01:29:22 am »

This rather elegant tower is in Lake Pueblo Sate Park in sunny Colorado
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2014, 09:19:41 am »


Partially hidden, at the top of Bluebell Hill,  opp the picnic area.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2014, 01:35:01 pm »


Merlimont, N.France

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2014, 01:37:16 pm »




In Le Crotoy, N.France. (You'll notice 'Wallace' in the foreground, my trusty LR 110.)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2015, 04:42:56 pm »


In Vigo village , N.Kent


JStone

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2015, 04:10:32 pm »
Time for another one?


Between Villeneuve d'Ascq and Chéreng, France (Nord)
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2015, 02:48:23 pm »




Nr. Le Touquet, N. France

Re: Water Towers
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2015, 01:37:41 pm »
I tried to take a photo of Park Hill Water Tower in Croydon, on Saturday, but couldn't get very close.  The park was actually closed, because there was a stag deer in it!  This is the best shot I could get, from a footpath adjacent to the park.



I may go back and see if they've got rid of the deer yet, but I'll use a different route, as Water Tower Hill is at least 1 in 10, albeit for a very short distance.  I had to get off and walk, since I simply couldn't turn the pedals on the single speed commuter!  That's the only hill that has defeated me on a single speed, other than Ditchling Beacon, which is significantly longer.
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Kim

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2015, 08:06:09 pm »


What it says on the tin.  I thought it was an interesting colour.
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2016, 06:45:26 pm »


in Calais



in Bleriot Plage, between Calais and Sandgatte

JStone

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2016, 03:46:55 pm »
A colourful one seen a couple of weeks ago in Vaulx-en-Velin (E suburbs of Lyon)

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2016, 11:08:36 pm »

Gardner, Illinois by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Lots like this in the rural bits south of Chicago.
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2016, 12:17:56 am »

Auburn IL by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


Collinsvile IL by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This proclaims itself "The World's Largest Catsup (sic) Bottle" but is a water tower in its copious free time
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2016, 09:03:33 pm »
This one is on a US navy base on Andros Island in the Bahamas.

tower by Joe.Audax, on Flickr

Water tower by Joe.Audax, on Flickr 

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2016, 10:55:36 pm »
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2016, 03:34:16 am »
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2016, 11:35:40 pm »
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2016, 01:08:50 am »

Groom TX by Mr Larrington, on Flickr


Oh, wait... by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

Actually, they did it on purpose.
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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2016, 12:42:35 am »
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Andrij

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2016, 11:39:38 am »

Collinsvile IL by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

This proclaims itself "The World's Largest Catsup (sic) Bottle" but is a water tower in its copious free time

ketchup - catsup
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Samuel D

Re: Water Towers
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2016, 01:09:12 pm »
Actually, they did it on purpose.

Well, why?

Water towers are brilliant. This thread would make Bernd and Hilla Becher proud.

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2016, 02:54:15 pm »
Actually, they did it on purpose.

Well, why?

The guidebook is buried deep within The Luggage but IIRC it was a perfectly normal but surplus to requirements water tower on a ranch, which the owner of a truck stop  /diner / business that needed advertising bought and transported (whole!) some eighty miles to its current location next to Route 66 / I-40

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Samuel D

Re: Water Towers
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2016, 03:20:17 pm »
Fantastic! I wish America wasn’t so far away. I’d love to tour the flyover states.

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Re: Water Towers
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2016, 02:08:03 am »
Seen a few on the road, notably a rather damp Czech chap doing a supported ride who I kept seeing back in Oklahoma.
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