Mistaken Identity

Every day, twice a day, I pass it on my way to and from work.  I knew it belonged to the State University of New York at Buffalo (South Campus), but had no idea what it was called.  So, I simply named the photo “Tower at UB South.”

Finally. I asked hubby if he knew what that structure was, having graduated from UB many years ago.  He informed me it’s a water tower.

Well, duh.  How disappointing.  I rather liked the idea of some Rapunzel-like lady-in-distress throwing her long hair down from that crow’s nest walkway.

Just a plain old water tower.  Almost as exciting as, say, wild chokeberries:

(Once again – thanks to my girls for the gift of that little Olympus camera, which I have finally learned how to use.)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks.


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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalie Studio

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16 Responses to Mistaken Identity

  1. Water towers are getting pretty rare. Wait a while. It’ll be a relic.

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  2. Rivergirl says:

    We have a chokecherry tree but I’ve never heard of choke berries…


  3. markbialczak says:

    Simply fantastic, CM!


  4. Dan Antion says:

    The tower is a nice one. I think, over time, you can drift back to Rapunzel.


    • I have lots of tower photos. At one point I thought about doing a whole series on towers and steeples. I even have one photo of a tower with a construction ladder up against it – that one certainly lends itself to a Rapunzel story.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    It still looks Romantic 💜


  6. Trent Lewin says:

    I actually think that’s a pretty cool water tower. Most of them are top-heavy and bulbous, kind of ugly. That one has style, looks like a lighthouse.


  7. Archon's Den says:

    I have a photo of something remarkably similar, from Berlin. It’s called a flak tower – bristling with anti-aircraft guns during World War II. I posted it shortly after visiting you the first time, on my way to Ohio. Glad you’re having fun with your various cameras. 😀


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