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Ziggurats, Towers and Spires

 
 
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:26 am
Water towers in Okemah, Oklahoma, birthplace of Woody Guthrie. As I understand it, they build water towers to punp us and store water in to build up pressure in the water mains in really flat places, like Oklahoma. We used to have one in the town I grew up in in Michigan, and it was like a dare when you were in high school to get over the chain link fence and climb it at night. Okemans thought Woody was a dangerous radical, til they realized his home was a tourist attraction and meant more tourist bucks for the town. People kept asking them why they had two towers, instead of one, so some wag got them to paint "HOT" on the left one and "COLD" on the right one. Then they'd snicker at the tourists who read the labels and nodded wisely.  http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7eG52EH2v6FWvBJ7OwEwIxuGwXr8xI4UGOYXDpZEBU8XYKGNrIg

Then their respect for Woody's fame meant they actually memeorializsed him on the modern mushroom tower they built later on the far right.
Lola
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 11:50 am
Interesting thread. I'll follow, if you don't mind.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 12:10 pm
@MontereyJack,
Wonderful idea with cold and hot!!!!
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 12:55 pm
[img][img]http://www.eber.se/torn/skaneland/landskrona.htm#esperanza[/img][/img]
http://www.eber.se/torn/skaneland/landskrona.htm#esperanza

If this Watertower works out - I´ll invite you all over to Lola´s to celebrate.
If not I will go over there by myself and drown my sorrow
timur
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 01:05 pm
@saab,
Look here Inside the box what your link should look like:

Code:[img]http://www.eber.se/torn/skaneland/bild/020814-007.jpg[/img]


http://www.eber.se/torn/skaneland/bild/020814-007.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 02:27 pm
http://www.eber.se/torn/skaneland/bild/020814-007.jpg
timur
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 02:37 pm
@saab,
Well done!
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 03:39 pm
Yay, Saab! You did it! Cool tower too.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 29 Mar, 2013 08:28 pm
@saab,
Nice, you got the image thing down Saab! Smile Another beautiful tower structure! THANKS!
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saab
 
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Reply Sat 30 Mar, 2013 03:10 am
http://bodilzalesky.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/P1110563.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Sat 30 Mar, 2013 03:18 am
@saab,
HAPPY EASTER

with a picture which turned out a bit bigger than I wanted.
It is fron Keptol in front of the cathedral and the eggs are decorated with pictures from in and around Zagreb.
RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 30 Mar, 2013 09:08 am
@saab,
Awesome artwork! Happy Easter to you too! Smile
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 30 Mar, 2013 10:45 am
Must have taken a Chickosaurus Rex to lay those eggs.
RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 30 Mar, 2013 11:03 am
@MontereyJack,
haha Smile funny
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timur
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 11:00 am
Sydney airport control tower
http://image.architonic.com/imgTre/11_11/Sydney_Airport_Control_Tower.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 12:52 pm
@timur,
Some of the oldest watertowers in Germany, at the 'Red Gate' in Augsburg

(In 16th/17th century built on the foundation walls of the older 14th/15th century towers)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/Am_Roten_Tor_1_Augsburg.JPG/576px-Am_Roten_Tor_1_Augsburg.JPG
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 12:58 pm
@timur,
This is the church and bell tower of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome.
http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi57-2.jpg

In the entry area to the church is the Bocca della Verita (mouth of truth) -
http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi57-3.jpg

"In recent years S. Maria in Cosmedin has become a "must see" in most tours of Rome and Hop-on-hop-off buses stop at the church. The reason for this interest lies in an ancient circular relief which was placed in the porch in 1632; most likely it was the slab of a drain of nearby Cloaca Maxima; it portrays a human face with an open mouth which is believed to close upon the hand of any perjurer.
The bell tower is a fine XIIth century construction (you may wish to compare it with other Roman bell towers). "

I've often walked by it but never stuck my hand in. Heh.

See http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi56.html for more info.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 01:01 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
And since it's Easter Sunday: the St. Rochus church in Düsseldorf

http://i49.tinypic.com/28mdd2g.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 31 Mar, 2013 01:06 pm
@ossobuco,
The Protestant Church of Peace in the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany. (We always stay just steps away from it when in Potsdam)

http://i48.tinypic.com/345oajp.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 1 Apr, 2013 01:24 am
http://lista.se/public/assets/2009/12/11/1260528940_4b22252cc0e9d_37fac14e259cf2221f1c46fcd6009567_210_310.jpg

I really enjoy the pictures and the personal comments make them even more interesting.

This morning in the radio I heard the sad news that the Eifel tower will be torn down. It weighs 7 300 tonnes and the metal will be sold as scrap to help pay the state depts.
Here is an important link

http://www.webcooltips.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/April-Fool-Wallpaper-04-1st-April.jpg
 

 
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