Inquiring minds want to know — who was the evil genius behind this design?
Cindy and I stumbled across this oddity when we visited the King’s Gap Environmental Education Center in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, last fall. Yes, it’s a real water tower that is still in operation today (I didn’t see when it was constructed). Yes, there is a dwelling built in the supporting structure directly under 10,000 gallons of water. And yes, the cistern at the top is leaking like a sieve.
I can’t speak for the interior of the dwelling (looking through the windows at ground level it appeared to be dry inside), but the ground surrounding it was totally soaked and mostly mud, due to the constant stream of leaks coming out at various places from the third story.
All I could think when I looked at it was the endless unlimited Hollywood showers that I could take with all that water.
Oh, and this image looks rather old due to it being severely underexposed. I messed up and shot an entire roll several stops below what it should have been.