What do you think of when you think of American landmarks? Like me you might think of The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty or The Flat Iron Building, but the humble water tower is an iconic sight and a fascinating landmark that is seen in both rural America as well as on the skylines of cities such as New York.
As I researched more about water towers for this collection, I found out that the wooden water towers in New York City are not just an iconic part of landscape left from years gone by, but play an essential part in supplying water to many apartments still today.
Here are a few more things that I learned;
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When we build, Let us think we build forever" - John Ruskin
A Derbyshire Spa-Town in the Peak District National Park
Nestling in the Peak District National Park, the Spa Town of Buxton with it's Grade I and Grade II listed buildings provided the inspiration for the illustration shown above. Find out a little more about the individual buildings below from The Crescent, not as famous as the one in Bath, England, but just as beautiful to the rare Victorian Penfold designed Post Box which you'll see around town if you keep your beady eyes open...
I hope you've enjoyed your mini trip around Buxton with me...
A colour palette inspired by this mornings autumn walk on the trail...I'm thinking it's got a bit of a 70's vibe...
In this space which has no ceilings, walls or doors... I would like to invite you in, and share with you some of the simple things in life which help to inspire my illustration work, from music to the places and spaces we call home...