February 16, 2015

Mural in the Sky

water tower
Mount Jackson, Virginia

If you've driven through the Shenandoah Valley on I-81, you may have seen the water tower at Mt. Jackson. It's painted to look like a basket of apples! Until recently the apples were on giant decals, but they faded, and earlier this winter an artist painted the apples and basket on the tower. 

When I took these pictures, I ran into a representative of Utility Service Company, which handled the repair and painting of the 150-foot tower. He said that the apples in the mural are Virginia apples, representing the apple-growing industry of the local area.

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  1. That's a great use of the tower. I remember a water tower in the nearest town, but it was always a dull white, nothing at all distinguished about it.

  2. that's very cool and creative. :)

  3. What a cool mural! Great shots, have a happy Tuesday!

  4. I have seen this before. Neat idea they had!

  5. I love this mural on the water tower! Thanks!

  6. What a beautiful way to decorate the water tower and to promote local products!

  7. Fancy water tower for sure.... Love it...The message is GREAT also.

    Did you get snow? We got lots of ICE and some snow... More coming...


  8. Pretty darn clever if you ask me. p.s. love the Shenandoah Valley. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  9. How clever! Makes for an interesting landmark.

  10. That's awesome. I really like the pretty apples.


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