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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11 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  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...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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

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  9. How clever! Makes for an interesting landmark.

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

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