Thursday, 15 May 2014

Châteaux d'eau

These are water towers, located on the edge of Versailles and Parc de la Porte Verte. The one above is two years younger than my grandmother would have been!

Ces réservoirs sont situés le long du parc de la Porte Verte. Celui ci-dessus a deux ans de moins que n'aurait eu ma grand-mère !

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

Much more appealing than the water tower I was used to in the nearest town where I grew up!

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with William, this is definitely more appealing than what I grew up with as well!! Great captures as always, Ciel!!

RedPat said...

They look so unusual, Ciel!

Sharon Anck said...

I'll have to agree with William also. The ones I saw when I was growing up were not nearly as attractive as these.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

They are classic looking, nice.

Michelle said...

These are interesting structures.

Lois said...

They are quite beautiful! I really like those shadows in the first shot.

Randy said...

Interesting looking towers.

Tanya Breese said...

they are so different than ours...i really like the stone work...they are so small also!

Halcyon said...

What great finds. European water towers are so much cooler than N. American ones. They really do look like chateaux!

llandudnopictures said...

Very elegant looking water towers... I love the cool, shady looking entrance to number 1!

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree heartily with William that these are much nicer than water towers here in central Canada.

Bergson said...

il est très beau et change un peu du style grisouillet

Lowell said...

They don't look like any water tower I've seen before. In fact, the one in the first picture looks like a house with an address and a door! Love all that brick. Do they still serve to provide water for the city.

And yes, there are lots of alligators in those waters. You'll see that in the next couple of days! :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I was thinking it was an entrance to a funky house, I'd have never guessed a water tower.

VP said...

I am quite fond of these châteaux d'eau and I always take pictures of them. These two are quite interesting and I like the balcony around.

Karl Demetz said...

Interessante Wasserspeicher, Ciel, bei uns sind sie alle unter der Erde...

Stuart said...

I find the water towers in France so fascinating. They not only serve a purpose, but they often look very cool.

Dina said...

Interesting stonework in there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Without doubt the sweetest water towers I've seen Ciel.. but then again they are in Versailles :)