Monday, 23 August 2010

Liverpool painting No.61. May I Start, May I Finish. Dobson Street

Everton Water Tower is a water tower situated in Everton, Liverpool. It is a Grade II listed building. The water tower is a well known landmark dating from 1864 and can be seen from most of Liverpool standing at the top of Everton brow. Designed by the Liverpool's first water engineer, Thomas Duncan, it is all that is visible of the 1.5-acre (6,100 m2) 12 feet (3.7 m) deep water service reservoir. The masonry hides a cast iron tank 90 feet (27 m) above ground level.

This tower is visible from Edge Lane, Old Swan, a good couple of miles away. There's a nice little lay by just of Breck road to sit in peace in the car and paint. I'll have to get back in the winter months and see if it is still lit up at night, that might make for an interesting painting.

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