Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Water Tower, Millington Naval Air Station...



I learned through Miss Mari-Nanci's blog, Photos City Mine, that Dot at Strolling Through Georgia had challenged us to take a photo of a water tower in our area. We happened to drive through Millington (just to the north of Memphis) on Sunday, and any time we visit Millington, my younger son--the military buff--loves to see the Naval Air Station. The Naval Air Station converted to Naval Support Activity (housing the national Personnel Center for the Navy) during the military reorganization a few years ago, so you don't see the planes coming and going as much as years ago, but this water tower is still standing on the old air strip. We found it to be quite nostalgic.

It isn't quite as pretty here today as it was Sunday. It's cold and dark, with a chance of a little winter precipitation this evening. A co-worker is out for a few weeks with an injury and we have a big deadline at work, so I'm going to be working some overtime during the next few weeks. I'll still be visiting you and saying hello when I have bits of spare time! :)

11 comments:

Dan said...

Love the forelorn look of the tower against the brilliant blue skys. Nice Pic!

dot said...

I'm so glad you found my blog! I love Elvis and I've always wanted to visit Memphis so I'm sure I'm going to enjoy your pictures. Actually I was there once in the 60's but I don't remember much about it.
Your tower pictures are great!!

oldmanlincoln said...

Boy that could use some fresh paint. It looks neat though as it is.

Jim said...

It looks wonderful. Reminds me of the water towers I used to see on the AFB near my home when I was growing up.

Paulie said...

Go Navy! I have two sons in Navy presently. . . their Dad and Grandfather were also navy men.

Enjoyed seeing your water tower. . . I have one up also if you care to look.

isabella said...

Fly Navy?...what's next: Cruise Airforce? ;-)

smilnsigh said...

That is a great old water tower! Thanks go to your son ~ the military buff ~ for you posting this one.

Hope your extra busy time goes smoothly.

And hope you didn't get much winter weather.

'Miss' Mari-Nanci

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Dusty Lens said...

Although the water tower looks like it needs some paint, I really like the subdued colors of the tank against the blue sky.

John said...

I just wanted to let you know that seeing this picture made my day. I'm currently serving in the Navy in Naples, Italy. I grew up on that base, my father worked in the hanger next to the tower. It looks old and rusty, but i remember in the early 90's and late 80's, it didn't look much better.

Southern Heart said...

John, I wanted to thank you for such a sweet comment. I'm so glad that you enjoyed seeing the photo, and that it brought back memories for you. God bless!