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Utrecht's Water Tower


Remember when Astrid and I tried to scare Tracy in January when we went up to the top of Utrecht's Dom tower in Holland and I captured this photo of the water tower?

Here it is up close and personal on March 14!
(and, yes, we went all the way to the top, Tracy!)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Utrecht's Water Tower


Remember when Astrid and I tried to scare Tracy in January when we went up to the top of Utrecht's Dom tower in Holland and I captured this photo of the water tower?

Here it is up close and personal on March 14!
(and, yes, we went all the way to the top, Tracy!)

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (46)

  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 3 Apr 2008, 00:20
Looks imposing presented like this!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Martin, it WAS imposing, standing at the bottom. It was in a crowded space which didn't allow much room for standing back, so I had to look up! smile
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 3 Apr 2008, 00:46
Very interesting angle of this great building. Wow !
Ginnie Hart: I had no choice, Cako, because there was no space to stand back to take the picture. I had to look up! smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 3 Apr 2008, 01:20
Great building great photo
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. I have since found out that these water towers are in all different sizes and shapes all over Holland. Now I want to start collecting THEM, not just windmills. grin
Wow!

We don't have such beautiful water towers here.

Beautiful shot!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Rémi. Neither do we here in America! As I just told Vintage, I have since found out that these water towers are in all different sizes and shapes all over Holland. Now I want to start collecting THEM, not just windmills. grin
Coool cool capture
Ginnie Hart: That sounds like a Thank You. smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2008, 04:38
Much more splendid than a water tower in the USAsmile Wonderful capture.
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Sherri! I have since found out that these water towers are in all different sizes and shapes all over Holland. Now I want to start collecting THEM, not just windmills. smile
  • rags
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2008, 04:55
did they have an elevator, or did you have to use the stairs?
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure if they had an elevator, Kanyi, but we took the stairs and looked at the museum stuff on each floor. It was a fun place to visit.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 3 Apr 2008, 05:49
Great angle, love the brick work.
Ginnie Hart: It always amazes me what brick layers can do with their designs. I'm in awe! Thanks, Aussie.
  • Astrid
  • uitgeslapen.....
  • 3 Apr 2008, 06:17
263784890023 steps we took grin, just kidding, I was looking at it more carefully now, I love the brickwork of this tower, the sun was out for a change and the sun/shadow makes nice patterns. It was a fun climb....but we could not get outside on top of it sad geweldige foto met leuke herinneringen
Ginnie Hart: What a different day this was from when we were up in the Dom tower looking out to this one! The sun made all the difference in the world. It almost doesn't look like the same tower! But you and I know it is. smile Ontzettend bedankt, mijn vriend.
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands
  • 3 Apr 2008, 06:23
Forgot......love your border, the blue sky and that tiny brown line.....
Ginnie Hart: Awwww, shucks! wink Thank you.
c'est haut, c'est rond, c'est beau!
Ginnie Hart: I actually understood your French BEFORE going to the online translator, O-P. I'm so proud of myself. grin Merci.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2008, 07:17
This is one lovely tower Ginnie, the brickwork is awesome. The top of the tower is very ornate too.smile
I am so pleased you showed me the veiw from the top(Ha HA)grin
You managed to capture it on a dry day as well, that makes a changetonguetongue
Ginnie Hart: Needless to say, Musketeer, we thought of you the entire time! tongue And yes, it DID help that it wasn't rainy or windy.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Apr 2008, 07:44
An impressive admiration-perspective- what a beautiful brickstone- water-tower! I think you have used the stairs! Chapeau!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, you're right. We did use the stairs! We stopped on each level going up to see the museum pieces (like the water meter from a couple days ago). It was well worth the visit. smile I LOVE what those brick layers can do with their designs!
That is some tower Ginnie and I like the angle
Ginnie Hart: Nothing like what we have here in the States, Bill. WOW. I was so impressed. Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2008, 08:23
A utilitarian building which is so beautifully decorated. It looks like a giant chess piece taken from below.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought about chess, Ingrid, but this is definitely a Rook if there ever was one! Good imagination! smile
What a beautiful water tower, and a great angle to shoot from. I like the little round window smile
Ginnie Hart: I almost cropped that window off, Magnus, because I needed it to be up just a bit higher...but I couldn't get back far enough. For you I'm glad I kept it in. smile Thanks.
Impressive looking tower Ginnie, and quite presentable as well. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: I never knew these structures were water towers, Les. Now I want to start looking for and collecting them all over Holland! smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Apr 2008, 11:26
Brilliant picture of an impressive structure, Ginnie. Detail in the brickwork is wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: I am in awe of what those brick layers can do with their designs, Ray. Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Apr 2008, 11:43
I like the low angle, shows how big it really is... the blue sky is also great... polarising filter???
Ginnie Hart: No polarizing filter, Chantal. I used the Multiply layer in PS instead, which basically does the same thing. Bedankt.
This really is a water tower? Nicely captured, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kunle, it is. And because I never knew that's what it was, I am starting to look for them in Holland everywhere I go because they're all different. I'll have to start collecting THEM now, as well as the windmills. smile Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2008, 11:45
Look at all those bricks! I like the little circle pattern with hole that reminds me of a windmill.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwwww. I didn't think of a windmill when I saw that window, Ruth, but you are so right. No wonder I fell in love with this tower. smile I have since found out that these water towers are in all different sizes and shapes all over Holland. Now I want to start collecting THEM, not just windmills. smile
Beautiful! Love the point of view!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Martie.
  • Bernie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2008, 12:41
What an impressive water tower Ginnie - that brickwork is beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE the brickwork, Bernie. I can just stare at it! Thanks.
  • Richard Trim
  • Leicester UK. Back from Suffolk
  • 3 Apr 2008, 12:50
I wish our utility water towers (I'll post one some time soon) were as attractive. richard
Ginnie Hart: Welcome back, Richard! And yes, these sure beat what we have in the States! Thanks.
Very posh! Better than the concrete monsters here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Chris. I'm totally mesmerized!
splendid capture. uve got all the details well.. nice designs, made by the light..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nishanna, for stopping by and commenting!
Very imposing picture. I really like the beautiful brickworks!
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE brick work like this, Richard. We sure don't see this in the States! Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 3 Apr 2008, 16:37
I love the angle and the textures ... Well spotted and captured !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ann.
  • john
  • Overcast Norwich, England
  • 3 Apr 2008, 18:18
Ginnie, this is a wonderful shot . the mastery of the brickwork fascinates me so. Excellent image. :o)
Ginnie Hart: It fascinates me, too, John. I am such a glutton for good workmanship! Thanks.
  • petra
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Apr 2008, 18:36
Isn't it funny how you've seen so many places in Holland that i have never seen!!!!
And i am the one that is born here!! lol
Hope to catch up with you soon Ginnie!
Petra
Ginnie Hart: That always seems to happen when visitors come to my country as well, Petra--they see more of it than I do! smile Needless to say, I am totally in love with YOUR country. It's more "doable" than mine!
Great shot Ginnie, you certainly would need a head for heights to go up this thing. Nicely presented as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thankfully, I am not bothered one whit by heights, Brian. And neither is Astrid, my partner in crime. So this seemed pretty tame to us. smile Thanks.
  • Flo
  • Paris
  • 3 Apr 2008, 20:21
What an IMPRESSIVE architecture Ginnie !! I like your blue sky, I'm longing for summer...
I don't forget you, you know... (be sure of it). Thank you, yes, thank you for beeing so faithful.
Ginnie Hart: You are so very welcome, Flo, but it is all my pleasure! Thank YOU for your time here at my site, whenever you are able to come. We make a good fan club. smile
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 3 Apr 2008, 20:24
WOW... awesome angle! That tower must be huge!
Ginnie Hart: I think this angle makes it look bigger than it is, Helen, but it IS big. smile Thanks.
  • tim
  • united kindom
  • 3 Apr 2008, 20:56
as a bricky i am really impressed with that brickwork for sure and the view of it is wonderful Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: Ahhhh. So you would know, Tim. I'm in awe of this kind of craftsmanship!
  • Still
  • France
  • 3 Apr 2008, 22:16
Impressive framing and fine pattern.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Still.
Whew - I bet it holds a lot of water!
Ginnie Hart: Well, I would hope so, Chris, but now that you say that, I have no clue where it was...and we went all the way up to the top. Hmmm. Now you've got my curiosity!
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2008, 06:29
The shape and brickwork is fascinating, and you have captured it beautifully. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roz!
Good angle, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, José-Angel. Always appreciated.
Yipes, dems a lodda bricks !!smile
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth! Thanks, Dave.
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 6 Apr 2008, 14:33
Cool angle and I like the clean and very blue background
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, Aksel. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 7 Apr 2008, 01:24
What a great perspective of this mushroom of brick...you sure know how to "look up" smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I have been looking up more since looking for gable stones in Amsterdam for a year. smile Thanks, Lina.
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 7 Apr 2008, 08:14
Is it still operational Ginnie or has it been converted to something?
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea, Nigel. It never entered my mind to ask. But because it's also a museum, it makes me wonder! Thanks.
  • Dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 7 Apr 2008, 12:57
oooh...ahhhh, I like.
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Dotun. smile
wow, this is superb! I very much like the blue sky
Ginnie Hart: Awww. We all are gluttons for blue skies these days, I think, CISI! Thanks.
Really impressive building, I like your angle of view too !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so kindly, Zeb.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2008, 12:44
Like an old man I can say - I remember it well smile

Great picture and catching a blue sky in holland is quite rare.
Ginnie Hart: We both are as old as we feel, Louis! grin I love that we've seen some of the same things, even though we have never met. Our day will come, I hope.

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