The Magical Water Tower

The water tower fascinated me as a child growing up in Las Vegas during the ’60’s. It seemed enormous, like a magical castle in this far-away park that resembled a fairytale land.

I remember running toward it over what felt like grassy hills with the desire to ascend its heights, perhaps to find Rapunzel inside. Looking at it now it’s much more humble than I imagined it then, but sometimes I still see it through the filter of my child’s eye.

 

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Icy Ponds

The ponds are partially frozen today. It’s funny to see the ducks land on the ice. It’s difficult to see them in this picture, but they’re there!

On the far side of the park north of the ponds, the temperature seems ten degrees cooler than on the south side. This holds true even in the warmer months.