Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rusty Water Tower/SOOC

Old water tower, Port Credit, Ontario

On our way home from Upstate New York yesterday, we happened upon this old, rusty water tower standing in an old fenced-off field. It stands fairly close to lake Ontario in one of Canada's largest cities (Mississauga - next door to Toronto) so it's only a matter of time before this tower comes down and a tall building goes up.

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30 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Glad you caught this tower before it comes down!

Lois Evensen said...

It's a good one. And, it has been a bill board, but someone has gone up to paint over most of whatever was written there. There's a country song about that but I don't remember the title. It has to do with climbing the water tower to paint over what is there to save your sister's honor. ah, the old days....

MyMaracas said...

That's a beautiful shot, especially with no processing. Great old tower, too. It's sad that its days are numbered.

Birdman said...

I'm pulled to these old towers too.

Lucka said...

Beautiful colors, great composition and interesting sky. Have a great day.

texwisgirl said...

The wonderful grasses really set it off nicely!

BJ Roan said...

Wonderful shot. I hate that progress must take away all the interesting landmarks. Progress!

Nicole said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about this. It's sad what it most likely what to happen to such rustic and simple beauty, but I'm sure it's true. Great capture, I love the serenity of this capture.

Rose said...

I love this old style of water towers.

Mark said...

We don't have water towers in Australia like this, so I must post our style soon.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Wonderful photo. I enjoy shooting water towers, also, but this is rather unique...and rather without function at the moment!

Lesley said...

Wonderful - I don't think I ever noticed this before (or I wasn't paying attention. or this is such a good shot that it stands out.)

Shammickite said...

nice to know that you stopped on your way home to take this picture. The old landmarks are fast disappearing.
There are many places in my town that have disappeared over the recent development frenzy, and now I wish I had gone around with my camera and made a record of them.

Kathy said...

Yep, she's a beauty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This tower has character,a new building would be just that,a new building.

Dimple said...

I'm glad you caught it, too! I love the old relics which are scattered all over this continent, and I wish fewer of them would succumb to urban and suburban sprawl. I suppose to some they are eyesores, but I think they are beautiful.

edenhills said...

What beautiful a beautiful picture! Very rustic.

Teresa

Jan said...

I know all about progress, but I'm always sad to loose these reminders of our past.

Randy said...

Love, love, love this shot!

Small City Scenes said...

What a great shot. Nice color too. It looks very Fallish.

Glad you are back home and hope everything is ok elsewhere. MB

Ann said...

I hope people don't have to drink that water.

Andy said...

It sure looks like a relic to me. I was thinking the tower might be older than the Mayor Hazel. Is that possible?

Woody said...

Nice. Too bad it's fenced off, climbing it might yield more treasures :-)

Jan n Jer said...

Nice old relic...hate to see it come down...it could be a very nice landmark!

Becky and Gary said...

Love the colors EG. Too bad all the old goodies must finally disappear.
B.

Janie said...

That tower has to have a lot of history attached.
The color of the grass seems to match the tower! Nice capture.

VP said...

Love the tower and the setting...

Kate said...

Looks like a watercolour to me. The rusts and browns are spectacular.

Lynn said...

It's a wonderful shot....and I'll take the old water tower over any building, if you please. lol

Judy said...

I'm glad you were able to capture a photo of it before it's taken down. A part of history that our great-grandchildren will never see, only in photos.
Someone said it looks like a painting, it sure does.

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