Friday, September 16, 2011

Castle In The Clouds



The Forbes Hill Standpipe, made of steel and uncoursed Quincy granite is the closest Quincy gets to a medieval French chateaux. The Forbes Hill Reservoir and standpipe were built by the Metropolitan (Boston) Water Board in 1900, to supply the City of Quincy after it joined the Water System in 1897. Pipes from Chestnut Hill fed the Reservoir and standpipe, which then supplied the surrounding town by gravity. The standpipe was taken out of service in 1955 and the reservoir filled in some years before, following a drowning. You can see another view of it here.

Happy Skywatch Friday!

6 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Beautiful photo and interesting post

Chrissy

Jimmy said...

Double thumbs up for the post! :) Love your blog <3

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Clueless in Boston said...

It does seem to have a certain European feel to it, especially at dusk. Very nice capture.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful silhouette!

Saun said...

Beautiful

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice scene and your photo, too.

Regards and best wishes