Sunday, July 26, 2009

Top of the Thomas Hill Standpipe

Here is the view of the balcony on top of the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor. I was one of the first people to climb up the water tower and was rewarded with this beautiful scenery of the structure and the sky. A few minutes later, the balcony would be filled with enough visitors that this scene would be impossible to duplicate.

So have you ever been on top of a water tower?

12 comments:

Hilda said...

Awesome! I'm so glad you got there before all the others, Ming!

And no, never been to the top of a water tower. I haven't seen one this big or lovely either.

tapirgal said...

This is outstanding! I thought you were photographing Greece :)

Saretta said...

Ming! I've found you! I'm so happy to see you (your photos, that is...) again! Awesome photo!

Abe Lincoln said...

You really did get a beautiful shot. And you must be young and healthy to get to the top first. Lets Make History.

Jacob said...

Superb. Lucky you!

Vogon Poet said...

This look more like the top of some capitol dome, great catch and beautiful view.

• Eliane • said...

See? You're a real papparazzi: rushing to be the first one on the scene to get the money shot! ;)
And it looks like you can almost touch the sky!

glenda said...

This is such a beautiful shot. That is a challenge to get a picture with no people. Super.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Ming on your successful climb to the top of this magnificent structure...Your efforts well worth it I would say for your photo is fantastic...
Dee Dee

marley said...

The early bird cathes the best view! Or something like that! Lol!

Jilly said...

Wow, that's some shot, Ming. And no I've never climbed a water tower. Think I'll let you do it for me! Thanks so much for postcard, Ming.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot. Quite a reward for the climb.