Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My World

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I'm taking us back to Williams Tower and the grounds around the building to the Water Wall.




A three acre setting



Dedicated in 1985
Built and designed by John Burgee architects with
Philip Johnson Network


The gabled archway fronting the fountain, the scaenae frons
is reminiscent of an ancient Roman theatre stage.


11,000 gallons of water
per minute
spill over the walls of the 64 foot high fountain.



front and back




We had seen the Water Wall many times on the local television stations.
We had never visited the Wall before until the day we visited
the Williams Tower for the art exhibition for Mr. Turner.

I can't begin to tell you how overwhelming it is.
And, the sound of all that water!
WOW!

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24 comments:

George said...

The water wall is spectacular in your pictures. I can only imagine how marvelous it is to see it in person.

Lily Hydrangea said...

that is really cool. I enjoyed enlarging the photos to see things up close.

Ishtar said...

Very cool water wall! I've never seen one before.

Carolyn said...

What an amazing place, great photos and I can only imagine what the sound is like. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Smiles

Sylvia K said...

That is incredible! And your shots are fabulous! I can just imagine how it would be like to be able to hear the sound of the water! Wow! Great post!

Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia

chrome3d said...

It was a spectacle to see water on both sides of it. I can imagine the thunderous sound around there. Great post.

Barbara said...

Wow! I wonder where that is? I've never even heard of it before. New York somewhere? Amazing.

JOE TODD said...

That is a new sight for me. Thank you

Reader Wil said...

Wow that's impressive!! I've never seen the likes of it! Thank s for showing!

A Blog In The Rough said...

wow how neat! If you can't have a real fall, just make one then, good idea!

Yolanda said...

Really like my visit here and will be back.

Pam said...

That is the tallest man made waterfall I have ever seen. It must have been so spectacular to watch 11,000 gallons of water cascading down the walls...
Wonderful photos Snap, thanks for sharing them...
Pam :)

Gaelyn said...

Love the sculpture. Sure hope that's recycled water.

happilyretired said...

Fascinating view of this part of your world ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I have seen the Water Wall, Snap, but it's the type of thing one wants to see over and over. SO neat!!!!

Thanks for the memories.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carole said...

That looks like a very interesting place to visit. I love the grove of trees.

You had asked me if I bought an apron....No, I couldn't justify it. Now I kind of wish I had.

Jack and Joann said...

I like that water wall! Really cool!
And thanks for stopping by my blog for My World Tuesday.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for showing your photos of the Water wall, I have not heard of it until I just read your post. Is it a memorial? It is beautiful and I can just imagine the sounds of the water.
Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

hi Snap~
The Water Wall is amazing! I bet the photos do not do it justice!
I had a great time with Kim and we also met up with Kelley! I will have to show you pics when I have more time to blog. i have so many photos to go through!

Kate T. said...

Ohhh, I LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for sharing...

Hugs,

Kate

Paul said...

cool pic! i want to see tht in person

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is fascinating! Now I have to figure out where in the world this is1

Jenn Jilks said...

It is wonderful to virtually visit unique places like this!
Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

hip chick said...

What a cool place. I love those lines of trees also. Very pretty.