Medieval meets modern

In Travel by Patrick

When traveling, I like to capture landmarks and structures that I don’t have where I reside. In my recent trip to the windy city there were examples of this all over the city and nothing represented this them more than the water tower. Standing like a medieval castle among the modern of today, the tower was built in 1869, the tower was constructed to house a large water pump, intended to draw water from Lake Michigan. It is the second-oldest water tower in the United States, after the Louisville Water Tower in Louisville, Kentucky. I love the contrast of the old and new. Plenty more to see in Chicago!

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