Feb 27, 2010

Luminescent Luna Pier Water Tower

My wife was the first to notice the apparent change in the exterior of the water tower that supplies the southern Michigan community of Luna Pier. Perhaps it was just a combination of gray skies to the east and brighter light in the west, but the water tower seemed to almost glow in the early February evening as we passed it on Interstate 75.

To my eyes the water tower looked either like an inverted party balloon or the dropper that comes in those ear wax removal packages. Either way, for some reason the structure really caught our gaze late this afternoon as we drove to visit my grandfather.

I drive that way fairly regularly, and it would seem unlikely that I could have missed the water tower being painted. I also doubt that winter would be the best season to paint such a structure, though admittedly I am no exterior paint expert.


Mad Jack said...

When I glanced at this I thought it was a hot air balloon. This is possibly the oddest color I've ever seen. It's seems to be a sort of bright sky blue not found in nature.

Makes a dandy landmark though.

historymike said...

Yeah, it jumped out at us and prompted me to take some snapshots. Unfortunately, I was slow to recognize the photo opp, and I only managed three semi-fuzzy pics before I was too far away for a decent shot.

Craig said...

I just saw two similarly painted water towers while driving through Wisconsin last week.

It must be a cool new trend in the world of water tower maintenance.

Vintage Rings said...

When I watched on it...I thought it is hot air balloon. But I was wrong. I have never seen these kind of water tower before. It is quite interesting one. Thank you for sharing with us !!