How to beautify a water tower

@JudyEv (90230)
Bunbury, Australia
September 11, 2017 8:14am CST
We saw some very interesting sights on our travellers through France recently. From time to time we’d see these immense concrete water-towers. You wouldn’t think there would be much you could do to ‘beautify’ such a tower but we were very impressed with this decoration. It must have been near Cherbourg but I’m not sure of the exact location.
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@LadyDuck (108967)
• Switzerland
11 Sep
We all know that French people are artists, the water towers are so ugly, this is a nice way to make look a lot better.
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• Jalandhar, India
11 Sep
Yeah its looking so good and also look like a UFO as well.
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@LadyDuck (108967)
• Switzerland
11 Sep
@singhisback Yes, the upper part looks like a UFO.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Sep
In Premnitz in Germany a lot of ugly cement utility buildings had been beautifully decorated.
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@Platespinner (16732)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Sep
We've seen peaches and golf balls perched high about small towns...some places get quite clever with their water towers.
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@andriaperry (25557)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Sep
We have a peach here in Clanton, where a lot of peach farms are located.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Sep
@andriaperry that's one of them Gaffney SC has a peach as well.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
I gather the peaches and golf balls are on water towers?
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@MALUSE (28777)
• Denmark
11 Sep
A brill idea which should spread to other countries.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
It certainly brightens up plain cement utility buildings. Here's one from Premnitz in Germany.
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@MALUSE (28777)
• Denmark
13 Sep
Hello, @singhisback As you can see this is done in other countries as well. The photo was taken in Germany.
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• Jalandhar, India
13 Sep
@MALUSE thanks
@Mr_EULB (40)
• Shenyang, China
11 Sep
A man's dream never ends
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@Mr_EULB (40)
• Shenyang, China
11 Sep
A picture of ONE PIECE!
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@kobesbuddy (6644)
• United States
11 Sep
Wow, that's absolutely beautiful artwork! That was one brave and devoted artist, for sure!
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
I guess he must have used a cherry-picker or scaffolding.
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• United States
13 Sep
@JudyEv If the artist dropped something, what could he do?
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
@kobesbuddy He would call on his wife who would be looking on adoringly from the base! Just joking.
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@MarymargII (7673)
• Toronto, Ontario
13 Sep
Oh that's lovely- I love those artistic embellishments on walls or whatever in a town- this one is beautiful!
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
We saw some lovely ones in Premnitz, Germany two years ago.
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• Toronto, Ontario
14 Sep
@JudyEv I love art on buildings and those above are lovely--- we get many in our quaint little northern towns in Ontario.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Sep
@MarymargII I love these. They make such a difference to the appearance of a building and/or town.
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@singhisback (2069)
• Jalandhar, India
11 Sep
This is so mind blowing. That's why France is rated as one of the greatest countries
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@MALUSE (28777)
• Denmark
11 Sep
One of the greatest countries in which respect?
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• Jalandhar, India
11 Sep
@MALUSE nice place to visit, friendly people
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@MALUSE (28777)
• Denmark
11 Sep
@singhisback Have you been to France? Do you speak French perfectly? I'd really like to know.
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@just4him (81797)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Sep
That is beautiful! You did see some amazing sights on your travels.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
We were very lucky to come across so many lovely sights.
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@just4him (81797)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep
@JudyEv Yes you were. It gave you a lot to write about.
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@DeborahDiane (14240)
• Laguna Woods, California
12 Sep
@JudyEv - Wow! This is a gorgeous water tower. I have never seen anything like that.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
It seems there are a few around. It is certainly an improvement.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Sep
@JudyEv - Yes, that is definitely an improvement over the typical water tower.
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@DianneN (52972)
• United States
12 Sep
It's still a water tower, but much more beautified.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
It's looks great doesn't it? You notice it now for a good reason rather than it being an eyesore.
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@snowy22315 (29987)
• United States
11 Sep
That looks very nice. Here in the US, sometimes people will paint things on a water tower,,,or customize them to match something their town is known for..it is pretty cute really.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
The roundabouts in France are often decorated with something to do with the attractions in the area.
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@RasmaSandra (10442)
• Riga, Latvia
11 Sep
What a lovely idea. There are old water towers here that could really do with some decoration.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
It certainly improves them, doesn't it?
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@andriaperry (25557)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Sep
Yes that one is pretty
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
They've done a great job, haven't they?
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• Germany
11 Sep
So lovely!
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
It's a great idea, isn't it?
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@FayeHazel (8441)
• United States
13 Sep
Wow, that is something - I've never seen such a shape for a water tower. Nice painting too. Here is one from a tiny little town near me. They are famous for their "tower" water tower. It's old - and historic - something to do with the way it was built. I'm not sure why my picture isn't uploading. Here's a link though :
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Ogilvie Watertower U.S. National Register of Historic Places The Ogilvie Watertower from the south Show map of Minnesota Show map of the US Location Anderson Street, Ogilvie, Minnesota Coord
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
There are a lot of towers that are this shape.
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@FayeHazel (8441)
• United States
13 Sep
@JudyEv A "tower" water tower.... har de har har... that's a good one I guess :-)
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@LoriAMoore (12603)
• United States
16 Sep
That's a great idea to make them less oppressive, ugly, and boring.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Sep
It is isn't it? A great improvement.
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@jobelbojel (3958)
• Philippines
13 Sep
I like the design. It is a nice way of beautifying the tower.
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@JudyEv (90230)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep
I thought it was lovely. It was in a seaside town so the yacht was very appropriate.