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Peachoid Water Tower, South Carolina

We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.

The Peachoid is a 135-foot-tall water tower constructed and painted to look like a peach. An example of novelty architecture, it holds 1 million gallons of water. The people of Gaffney selected the symbol of a peach for their water tower because at one point the county that Gaffney is located in produced more peaches per year than the entire state of Georgia. There is another such tower in Alabama.

Building materials: Peach, gourd; leaf, royal Poinciana pod; tower, palm fiber, horse chestnut

Watermelon Water Tower, Luling, Texas, posted earlier:

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janescottcumming07-Dec-2017 14:26
That's a peach of a tower. It looks better than the water towers we have around here! V
victorswan07-Dec-2017 14:21
I agree A very usual water tower, a very nice image Helen lovely colored BV
joseantonio05-Dec-2017 21:15
lovely light and color.V.
larose forest photos05-Dec-2017 17:59
Quite unusual and very attractive in this fine shot. V
globalgadabout05-Dec-2017 17:07
an eye-catcher, and much more attractive than the usual water tower...
Patrick Goossens05-Dec-2017 16:45
You have strange watertowers in the US