Monday, June 7, 2010
When There Is Nothing To See
When there is nothing to see, there is often still something to see. If you get my drift.
Driving along Missouri highways, and pretty much bored with passing trees and billboards, suddenly I spied a boldly blue water tower in the distance. I don't think I've ever seen a water tower quite this blue before.
Mostly, they are rather washed-out, whitish-blue such as this one:
Then, all of a sudden.... Hold the Phone! What the heck? Did somebody have a sale on orange paint or something?
Not to be outdone, yet another town went all the way and bought out the whole paint store:
Then we came upon this one:
They seem to be proud to be American here. Or something. Little bit odd shape for a water tower, but nothing compared to others we've seen. After snapping these photos today, I started thinking of all the interesting water towers we've seen elsewhere. Like the "golf ball" tower in Huntsville, Alabama:
Looks like it could use a new paint job.
Here's a unique tower in Metropolis, Illinois:
Well, what did you expect? Batman?
Prompted by these rather unique towers, I began to search the internet and found all manner of water towers in all imaginable shapes and sizes. From peaches, watermelons, and pineapples... to bottles of ketchup and whiskey, teacups and saucers, and even ears of corn.
America. What a great place.
That's my story....