Wednesday, July 16, 2008

He's got the whole world...

I've read about it on Roadside America and i once caught a glimpse of it through the trees, but i'd never actually seen the globe water tower, until now. Located in Germantown, MD it really is a ginormous water tower painted like a globe. The cool part is that it really isn't a tower so much as a tank (as it sits close to the ground) so you can't photograph it from the road. You have to go find it. I tried all sorts of places based on a section glimpsed over some tress and visited a lot of dead ends in business parks, but finally VICTORY! It is on the campus of Montgomery College; i'm pretty sure i was on Rt 118 when i finally found the correct entrance. You can't get too close to it what with the barbed wire and all, but you can at least get close enough to appreciate the detailed paint job of our little island in space ( i really liked the weather patterns; is that a hurricane headed toward Mexico?!?). Look - i think i see my house!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Nik - I have always wondered about that globe too!