Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As Fargo the eye can see: the great water tower of Fargo, North Dakota

 I ramped up the color contrast...cue the dramatic music.

 I never met a water tower I didn't like, but this one takes the cake.

I love looking at water towers on a cross-country trip. Their grand scale and proud proclamation of each hamlet's names break up the monotony of traveling through places where there isn't all that much to look at. One of my all-time favorites is this beauty from Fargo, North Dakota. The very name Fargo gives you the sense of being somewhere you wouldn't normally expect to be (unless, of course, you live here). And the fact that the eccentric Coen brothers made a famous movie with this same name adds to the je ne sais quoi. We hit it under perfect conditions: dark clouds in one direction, bright sun over the shoulder illuminating the white huge bulbous monolith and gray Times Bold lettering. Thanks, Fargo, for such an awesome water tower, so Fargo from the maddening crowd.

1 comment:

Jan Mains said...

Awesome photos. You need to give them to the Chamber of Commerce.