Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Here it is, another half-million gallon water tank. From time to time I will show other water tanks that I like. I do this in hopes to inspire people in other places to fancy up the tanks in their neighborhoods; otherwise the tanks are just an eyesore, a blight on the community

This tank is decorated with a tiger, the mascot of Los Lunas High School, which is across the street. The view from the other side of the tank is nicer ---you can't see all the weeds and clutter, and the cell phone relay towers and communication antennas are not so evident. The problem is that to take a photo from the other side I would have to stand out in the middle of US Interstate Highway 25, amidst cars and trucks zooming along at 75 + miles per hour. I have no desire to be squashed like a bug on I-25. If you want to see the other side of the tank, I suggest you drive there yourself.


Hyde DP said...

put a tiger in your tank used to be the advertising slogan for Shell petrol (that's gas to thee) in the 60s and 70s in the UK

Rick Whitman said...

And so it was here, on highway billboards and in TV commercials ad nauseum. I wasn't sure if anyone would recognize the turn of the phrase; I tend to do that sort of thing and to make poor puns in my writing.