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For the next two years (Summer 2014-Summer 2016) I'll be blogging our family's adventures in China at www.chinesemileposts.wordpress.com

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Water Towers

They are everyday, common place, nothing out of the ordinary now, but when we first moved to the Midwest almost three years ago water towers were the strangest things to me and the kids. They don't have water towers in California. Well, they sort of do, but they are just boring tanks hidden on hilltops, not giant silver bubbles suspended in the sky by a tiny single leg.

So, being the photographer that I am (note the sarcasm), I've decided to start taking pictures of all the fun and crazy water towers we come across along with some of the boring ones and then I'll print up my very own water tower coffee table book. Reserve your copy today.

In a way water towers (and grain elevators) are Kansas's mountains. We write our city's names on them, paint our school's mascots on them, etc.

One of the above water towers is painted to look like a red and white striped candy, another is painted to look like a baseball.

1 comment:

VAWritingQT said...

Every summer we'd go to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and we always knew we were getting close when we saw this huge water tower. They make great land marks.

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