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Water Tower by Erulisse

As is the case in many other areas of this nation, we live in a flat area and our water pressure is provided via water towers that are set up throughout the area. This one is my municipality's water tower. The police car running a speed trap near where I parked to take the photo was momentarily interested in my activity, but then went back to manning his radar gun. I guess I'm not that interesting after all - LOL.

The tower itself is quite large and tall. Water towers in the area are all varied and taller buildings are required to have their own water towers on their rooftops (or were required to have them in the past. I'm not 100% sure that requirement is still extant).

- Erulisse (one L)

Roseville Water Tower

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That is really interesting - we tend not to have them - and it is a wonderfully 'alien spaceship' shape.
It does look quite alien, indeed. I wanted to photo a cell phone tower because they are so amazingly high, but this was much more convenient to get to and had a nice appearance, so it won :-)

I don't really recall much about water towers before I moved up here. I don't think we had them in Denver, although we might have had them in New Mexico.

- Erulisse (one L)
Great choice! There's a big one near me that I should snap a picture of one of these days. It loooooms over the neighborhood.
What I love is that each one is different. Mine just has the city name painted on it, but others can be quite decorative.

- Erulisse (one L)
That's a really cool and different-looking water tower. And I had no idea that water towers are supposed to have water towers of their own.
Water towers don't have water towers of their own, but tall buildings like multi-storied apartment buildings often are required to have their own rooftop water tower for fire safety and general water pressure in residential uses.

- Erulisse (one L)
Very interesting to read what's behind these at your corner of the world; I only know them as old industrial hallmarks or kept landmarks in suburbia, often used as art or culture spaces, since their original use has long since become obsolete. Lovely shot, too, with the shading of building and sky meeting so well in the colour spectre.
In our area they are quite essential and each small city or suburb has their own tower. I was very fortunate with the lighting. It was dawn and the glow of the sky just worked so well with the light blue of the tower itself.

- Erulisse (one L)
The Mothership has landed:)

Cool photo.
It does have that look, doesn't it? My city's tower is one of the larger ones and those side columns are quite unique to our tower. I really love the look of our own particular "Mother Ship".

- Erulisse (one L)