Monday, February 11, 2008

Vancouver, WA's water tank, a drinking fountain, a pond fountain and a sprinkler fountain

Dot challenged readers of her blog to post their city's water tower and Daryl challenged us to post fountains SOOOOOOOO here they are! (CLICK on photos to enlarge.)

This is our water tower right across from a busy mall that used to be known as Tower Mall but now they call it Town Plaza. The firestation for the area is located right next door to the water tower.

I walked around the back so I could get a better shot at the basket they use to access the tower. They take good care of the tower and it is a landmark for our city.

This water fountain is located on a part of Burnt bridge Creek Trail that is in the eastern part of town. (The trail extends from the west across town following the electric lines and Burnt Bridge Creek.

Right next door to our 9 story apartment building is a park . . . We take a bridge from the 2nd floor exit to go over there and in the midst of apartments, condos and business offices is this little park called Anthem Park. It has a wonderful pair of fountains and a pool that ends in a waterfall on the street level entrance to the park.

At Esther Short Park, in downtown Vancouver, there is a waterpark where many children and some adults cool off in the warmer months.


daryl e said...

I am in LOVE with that drinking fountain .. the water tower is terrific .. but that drinking fountain .. :)

dot said...

Really nice shots Paulie! That water tower is a beauty and it does look well kept.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Neat set of photos, i have not done the fountain one yet. Still looking
Bye the way my middle son lives in Vancouver.

RuneE said...

That is much more a "tower" than mine!

alexander said...

beautiful captures of the water fountains.

Alex's World! -

Love Bears All Things said...

The park near your building looks like a nice spot to eat lunch.
I'm sorry I've missed visiting lately. so much going on.
I should catch up now that I"m on a visit.
Mama Bear

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of a link to a photo or information about the old wooden water towers at this location in the 1950's when I was a child? As children we were afraid that they would fall down on us and our house.