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Water Tank in Ixelles

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 24

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.


Last week I took a brisk walk (it was too chilly to dawdle) around the Ixelles and Etterbeek areas of Brussels to admire the Art Nouveau façades.  To my surprise and delight I came across this towering water tank.


The base is hidden behind a high wall but if you look up you will see the pavilion that houses the controls of this nineteenth century tank.


The tank is not normally accessible to members of the public, but it  participated in the Brussels Heritage Days in 2012.  I’ll be watching for the 2014 program in the hope of getting inside.


In the meantime the best I can offer is this satellite view from Google.


The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.  Just publish your post as normal and then link it to this challenge.

Welcome to week 24!  A big thank you to all who entered last week.

You can see all of the entries from previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are  just plain nosy.

So please show us what you have; share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and then click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT and will be open for a week.

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  1. The water tank is a piece elf historic art!
    and by the way, I entered a second photo (again) for the challenge this week (#24) – 🙂
    Because my Tuesday Art blog wants in on the perspective action too. ha ha – but hope that is cool to have an entry from each blog….


  2. A nineteenth century tank! Awesome! It looks beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I just loved it! also deals with water storage tanks and transports them throughout the world. Find different types of water tanks here! But the tank you showed us is just wow!


    • I saw a beautiful looking water tower from the Eurostar on my way into Brussels this week. I must work out where it is and the find the time to get out to see it.

      Sent from my iPhone



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