Pinhole: Marathon Water Tower on Flickr.
Recycle. Originally posted Feb. 2012
f235, Kodak Portra 160, about six seconds
I really like the way the hard shadow line intersects the water tower in this shot. The sun was setting (hence the orange-ish color on the brick). I’m not certain why the bricks in the foreground look purple…lack of light, I guess.
This water tower is part of Marathon Village in Nashville (more info about Marathon below). The star of the History channel show “American Pickers,” Mike Wolfe, opened a store in Marathon Village called Antique Archaeology that features some of the items from the show. I haven’t been so I can’t say whether it’s worth a look.
I’ve posted this info before, but eh, it’s worth talking about this place:
Nashville used to build cars — Marathon cars, specifically. This is part of the original Marathon Motor Works factory. According to Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_Motor_Works), Marathon started in 1889 making engines and boilers. They built cars from 1911-1914. It was the only car manufactured in Nashville, proper. Only eight of the cars are known to exist today.