Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by Dionysus, Jan 15, 2022.
With a chalk board right next to her warning about the attacking seagulls.
Was not sure where to put this one. Yes, that is Lt. Clark Gable with the 8th Air Force (US Army Air Corps). Check out the .50 caliber rounds. For his service, he received a DFC and an Air Medal among other decorations.
Wasn't sure where to drop this. It was a sad day for The University of Texas.
That is crazy! It puts my little tweet video to shame but Imma post it anyway.
Nature's fast food
Imo, that video Driver is one of the most amazing ever.
Water Tower Architecture
The date on some of the descriptions indicates the year built.
Rostock Water Tower, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (1903)
Chicago Water Tower, USA (1869)
Montmartre water tower, just behind the sacré coeur
Wiener Neustadt Water Tower, Austria (1910)
Bankstown Reservoir, Sydney, Australia (1920)
Gamla Vattentornet, Landskrona, Sweden (1904)
Multi-tank water tower in Brussels
Old water tower of Viljandi, Estonia (1911)
Just a bit further down the rabbit hole...
Guaranteed Pure Milk Company Water Tower, Montreal, Canada (1930)
House in the Clouds, Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK
Svaneke Water Tower, Bornholm, Denmark (1952)
Vukovar Water Tower, Croatia (1968)
Gaffney, South Carolina
All of that architecture is amazing. They make the stuff we do today look boring.
The other day I was looking at photos of the world’s most beautiful libraries. I think I’ll post some of those soon. I don’t know if anything like that is still being made anywhere but those spaces are just stunningly gorgeous and majestic. Almost sacred looking.
The Gaffney peach is now surrounded by development, which has ruined the effect.
Derinkuyu underground city - Wikipedia
What is interesting about the water towers to me is the effort they took to make something so utilitarian look pleasing and even beautiful.
Once I read the people are bolted IN I thought it was their stupid risk to take.