Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Water towers: I love them

10 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Koos,
I find it fascinating how different parts of the world design their functional buildings. Water towers here in Canada, as well as in America, have a wider, more oval design and are usually blue or grey at the top. They are also typically sitting on a tripod or pyramid stand with a long ladder to reach them. Sometimes they sit on a cylinde, with the ladders on the outside. I will send you a photo of the Port Dover water tower, as well as another one from Ohio, which I found on google, to show you the difference.

Great slide shpw, my dear.

xx
AM

Dale said...

Hi Koos, I caught the theme of the photos right away when I viewed them on my e-mail. (Thank you, by the way).

A rather phallic theme, I might suggest.

...blush...

Dale said...

and i've never seen water towers as fancy as those you've caught through your lens

amazing!

VallyP said...

Phallic? water towers? Dale!!!

Anyway, I love them too, and find them more like romantic follies, almost fantastical....but then they are often very neautiful here in Europe.

MargieCM said...

Koos, once again your gift for seeing and conveying landscape and buildings in a really unique way delights me. What a wonderful, weird, beautiful collection of structures. I can only remember seeing one in Melbourne of any note, and although it's interesting, it's just not in the same league.

I only had time to go through the photos twice just now, but I was very taken by the red, upright spars you captured on the rolling stock in the foregoround of a tower in Germany - they look quite skeletal. I also loved the one with the pruned trees, and the very industrial interior of the disused water tower; I think it's a view across, but looked at another way it's like looking into a void.

The b/w one with the splashes of colour - the blue and yellow tower, the orange ball structure and the yellow flowers - I really love that. No idea how you did it, but it's quite surreal and very special.

That cathedral-like one - can it really be a water tower? I bet they don't make 'em like that any more!

I find it distracting to look at the slideshows, as the photos run into each other - I need the framed single image to look properly, so I'm glad you can do both on that site. Oh, and Dale is right. Some of those things are very phallic. There's one in particular ...

grace said...

I have never seen so many different water towers. Fantastic slide show, thanks for sharing.

take care,

Lannio said...

Water water everywhere. Hummm, you live on a boat and take photos of these towers. Do I sense some type of theme here.

BTW I love your flag counter. It's great. You are so innovative.

VallyP said...

Sooo, Koosje, when are we going to have a new post from you now?? All those beautiful photos you've taken. What about a La Louviere day post??

Dale said...

Hey, I arrived from Kelowna, British Columbia on your live feedeven though I live in Windermere. Must be the nearest "countable" place to me.
I can get there within a day's drive...

saltysplash said...

Koos, fantastic pics

I wont mention phallic structures but maybe thats a dutch theme?

Hope all is well with you and yours, maybe one day we can get Lady Elgar on the working waters instead of the historic waters....having said that, we've got a few miles of english water to navigate before we get over to europe proper.....If your ever UK side then please please give us a shout