Archive for the 'Photos' Category

The Most New Jersey Photo Ever

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Reader Alexandra Morrison Winkler (a.k.a. Alex W) submits this photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere taken on 2019-08-22. It has been called “the most New Jersey photo ever!” Let’s tally up the wonderful New Jersey things in this photo: Steely almost-silhouette of World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Almost imperceptible lettering “Union”. Tower is over-burdened with […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere Interviews World’s Tallest Watersphere Band Splooge

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Recently the “World’s Tallest Water Sphere” site had a chance to interview the band Splooge and director Peter Ventrella about the movie “One Step Back”, Splooge’s past albums, and new music. We also got the chance to hear their impressions about Union’s wonder of the world, the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. WTWS: Why did you […]

More Beautiful WTWS photos from Adrienne Browne Dempsey

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Our most recent photos of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere come from intrepid photographer Adrienne Browne Dempsey. There are two wonderful photos from her Union tour today (2019-05-15): This photo is from the west of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere on Burke Parkway. This is a small tributary of the Elizabeth River that flows into […]

Rarely Seen View of WTWS

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Here is a rarely seen view of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere submitted by Adrienne Browne Dempsey on a recent site-seeing trip in Union. This is a view from Sayre Park which is wedged between Morris Avenue and Route 22 in the north east corner of Union. Eventually this west branch of the Elizabeth River, […]

New Jersey Band “Splooge” Celebrates World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Westfield, New Jersey band Splooge recently released an album titled “World’s Tallest Watersphere”. The album from 2018 is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other music sites. Although the “World’s Tallest Watersphere” album is very recent, the band has followed up quickly in 2019 with a full feature movie “One Step Back” (https://www.newjerseystage.com/articles/2019/02/23/one-step-back-the-rock-and-roll-odyssey-of-splooge/). More info on […]

Colorful WTWS from 1993

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Here’s a colorful photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere from 2013. This image is sent in by Steven Hans Lindner. According to Lindner, this photo was in the Union Township calendar of that year. You can see more of his photos and contact Lindner at his website at https://www.lindnerphoto.com/index .

A Bird’s Eye View of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Here are some wonderful photos of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere taken by Chad Aaronson (Chad’s YouTube link) recently. They are taken with a DJI quadcopter and show some views of the WTWS that only the birds get to see. In the first photo we see the WTWS on a pleasant spring day. The cobalt […]

Life Is Beautiful

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Life Is Beautiful. Sometimes you plant seeds, and you watch them grow. Sometimes you reach out to friends, and you see many more answer your call. Our whole purpose on this site has been given back many-times in the emails, photos, stories, news articles, and connections we have made through your contributions. None has touched […]

Historic Photo of Union near the Swamp

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Multiple contributor and intrepid reporter Tom Haggerty provides this historic photo of Morris Avenue in Union near the Route 22 overpass. The caption in the photo labels the overpass as Highway 29 which is the old name before north/south and east/west highways were given odd and even numbers. The photo appears to be from the […]

A View from My Apartment

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

An anonymous author contributes this photo and writes: “I have attached a photo taken some time around 2005. It was a very low point in my life when I moved into an apartment. I laid down on the bed and realized my destiny or lack thereof when I saw our friend glaring in at me. […]

Falcon 9 and Dragon Launch

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Today (2017-02-18), we watched the attempted launch of the Space X Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Unfortunately the mission was aborted at T minus 13 seconds due to some equipment anomalies. Shown in the photo is the rocket at the moment of launch abort. You can see the Florida […]

New Satellite Images of WTWS

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

I recently read that Google Earth updated their Earth images from Landsat 7 to Landsat 8. Of course the first view I had to inspect was the World’s Tallest Water Sphere and Kawameeh Park. The image looks bright and clear with details I have never seen before. Rooftops, sidewalks, and streets look so clear. The […]

Zoom Zoom Zoom!

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Here is a great photo from 360 GigaPixels. This particular view is looking southwest from the Empire State Building in Manhattan towards New Jersey on 2016/02/24. The photo resolution is an incredible 203200 x 101600. If you printed this at 300DPI, it would be 18 meters/57 feet wide and 9 meters/28 feet tall. The top […]

Sunset Water Tower near Waco, Texas

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Here is another nice water tower shot near Waco, Texas. This photo is from our intrepid reported Jason Baker as he speed down I-35 around sunset. Here is precise location on Google Street View, you can see it on the right. The sun has rolled along the horizon where it has encountered the water tower […]

Round Rock Water Tower 2016

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Here’s a wonderful photo of the Round Rock, Texas water tower. This comes to our site from blogger and photographer Jason Baker. Round Rock is north of Austin, Texas. It has an historical town center. This tower is close by. From the photo, the tower is somewhat well maintained. No obvious problems, but it has […]

Hey Abbott!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Abbott Texas has a nice water tower. As seen in the photo, the tower is white, has the town name, and is a true water sphere! It is relatively unencumbered with mobile phone antennas, although it does have aviation lights on top and two maintenance attachment collars beneath the sphere. Although not very tall, it […]

Salado, Texas has a Water Sphere

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Salado, Texas has a beautiful water sphere. This photo was taken along Interstate I-35 between Austin and Waco. The Salado water tower is a true water sphere. It has the attractive double collar. It is still un-encumbered by lights and antennas. In this photo you can see the sheet metal and weld lines. The sky […]

Tower of Terror

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

This water tower was spotted near the Turkey Lake plaza of the Florida Turnpike. Its ominous black silhouette fits perfectly with the Halloween season. This is a rather unusual paint job for a water tower. What were they thinking? Is this some primer coat waiting for something more cheerful? It the intent to hide the […]

What is Going On in the Kawameeh Swamp?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

There are many strange and wondrous things happening in the Kawameeh Swamp in Union, New Jersey, near the Kawameeh Junior High School. People from this area in Union, New Jersey expect many off-beat weird things, but this must be one of the unexplained wonders. It is a swamp, so expect these things: reed grasses, water […]

So Big, So Blue, So Beautiful

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Here is another big, blue, beautiful water sphere from Lakeway, Texas (near Austin). Notice that this is a true water sphere, in fact it looks like a miniature version of Union’s World’s Tallest Water Sphere! See the navigation lights and the the lightning arrestors at the top. Also see the two rings for safety harnesses […]