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Water Storage Options. Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA.

09-03-2009 · Comments (19)
Categories: Fuji Pro 400H  Hasselblad SWC/M  USA  

I know the states is littered with water towers and for those of you that live there, this is a far from unusual sight. Having said that, I love 'em and in my short visit was always pleased to see them - even if I only used them to remind me where I was. Perhaps they are more about this than water - a constant reminder to locals where they belong and in those often flat featureless landscapes that could be useful. The shot was taken on the outskirts of Galena, Illinois. Situated close to the borders with Wisconsin and Iowa, it is a far cry from the featureless landscape of central Illinois. It is a beautiful area with an interesting past. For those with an interest, here is an aerial view of Galena and the surrounding area.

The tune is one of my favourites by The Flaming Lips and the footage I have used is from Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film Solaris.

Two scientists were racing
For the good of all mankind
Both of them side by side
So determined
Locked in heated battle
For the cure that is their prize
But it's so dangerous
But they're determined

Theirs is to win
If it kills them
They're just humans
With wives and children

Upwards to the vanguard
Where the pressure is too high
Under the microscope
Hope against hope

Forging for the future
But to sacrifice their lives
Both of them side by side
So determined

Theirs is to win
If it kills them
They're just humans
With wives and children

Listening to: "Race For The Prize" (Soft Bulletin) - The Flaming Lips

Liz Kuball

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