Archive for the 'Photos' Category

The Tower Watches All

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Reader Nina Dennis submits this beautiful view of Union’s wonder of the world from her neighborhood. Nina says, “I thought I would send you photos of the World’s Tallest Watersphere as seen from my house. I can see it clearly from my sunporch in the winter when the leaves are off the trees.” It’s a […]

Star Ledger Live Visits the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Today the Star Ledger Live reporter Brian Donohue covers the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, this web site, and the WTWS Museum: Ledger Live: The World’s Tallest Water Sphere Click to¬† watch Ledger Live episode on YouTube

Happy New Year 2009!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

The attached photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere was submitted by Gina (Signorella) Arlen, self-described WTWS groupie, formerly of Roselle Park. This is a very recent photo because the World’s Tallest Water Sphere now sports a flashing red beacon which makes it taller than last year’s World’s Tallest Water Sphere. I like the angle […]

Happy Wiggles New Year for 2009

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Happy New Year for 2009! Featured at right is another wiggles animation of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. (To see animation, your browser must support GIF file format and allow images to animate. For some browsers this is a configuration option.) The photo was taken on 2008-12-25 from the park near Kawameeh Lane. You can […]

Winter’s Tallest Water Sphere

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Look up during winter’s short days, and you might be lucky enough to see the World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Of course you must be somewhere near Union, New Jersey, and you must be looking sometime during the shortened daylight hours. The current “ghost gray” paint scheme of the tower goes particularly well with the gray […]

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere Chases a Car

Monday, December 1st, 2008

This exciting video is frightening to watch. Here automobile driver Paulo Ordoveza traveling through Union has videoed the World’s Tallest Water Sphere chasing a car. It is tough to see, but through the rain and the trees you see the WTWS moving along the road side and matching the speed of the traveling automobile. Several […]

Speeding by the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Here is a wonderful prototypical view of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere as many people see it speeding by on the highway. The sky is blue, the clouds are floating on high, the window is down, the sun is shining, and our view if dominated by a ghostly gray monster looming overhead, towering over us, […]

Portrait with Tower

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Steven F. Scharff, former Union resident, now of Henderson, Nevada, shares this portrait of self with illuminated tower taken by John R. Scharff on 2008/11/01. The World’s Tallest Water Sphere is gleaming white and certainly is the center of attention of this photograph. Your eyes cannot but help but be drawn to the giant spike […]

Billboard and First Antenna

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

This photo of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere was taken in the fall of 1998 and shows a clear view of the Elizabethtown Water Company billboard, the ghost water pump logo, and the first cell antenna to gird the structure. Note that at this writing, the WTWS is still ghostly gray, but has 5 cell […]

More Bars in More Places

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

As you are driving down the New Jersey highways, don’t forget to look up and see the shackled World’s Tallest Water Sphere. Good or Evil? Perhaps these cell phone antennae will save the tower. What is more important, communication or water? Would you rather have a cell phone call or a glass of municipal water? […]

Life Under the Watchful Tower

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Who has the claim to living closest to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere? Would it be some residents near Morris Avenue? Would it be some of the historic homes on Ingersoll Terrace or Boyd Avenue? Or would it be these residents on Kawameeh Lane? Here we see a photo taken on 2007-12-29 from Kawameeh Lane. […]

Happy Wiggles New Year

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Sorry for those of you looking for a famous children’s band. When I say Wiggles, I am talking about a photographic technique in which two similar photos taken a few inches apart are animated. The result is a somewhat three dimensional looking image. If you have two similar cameras you can make a rig to […]

Speeding Along Route 22

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Shown is a view of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere as you speed eastward towards New York City along Route 22 East. You better hurry because the cars are traveling about 80 miles per hour and there are some tricky merges from Morris Avenue (Route 82), the Garden State Parkway, and Route 78 here. Notice […]

Nearest Neighbor – Kenilworth Water Tower

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Here is the nearest neighbor to the World’s Tallest Water Sphere – the Kenilworth water tower. This squat water tower sits in Kenilworth, New Jersey just off of Route 22 between Springfield Road South and North Michigan Avenue. This quiet green spot of land is Black Brook Park near the Galloping Hill Golf Course that […]

World’s Tallest Water Sphere Yearns to be Free

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

This photo shows the World’s Tallest Water Sphere trapped in a cage yearning to be free. This reader submission was taken on October 7th, 2007. No photo editing trickery here, just an angle taken from the perimeter fence behind the Dress Barn strip mall across the street.      

Send Us Your World’s Tallest Water Sphere Edits

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Are you creative with photo editing? Do you like seeing your favorite water sphere in hilarious situations? If so, send us your photo edits featuring the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, and we’ll post the good ones on the site. In the photo we see a drunken reveler partying with the water sphere. Perhaps his dual […]

Street Views of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Google Maps now provides a service to see street views of places listed on the maps. Appropriately, the service is called Google Street views, and it is available via a new Street View button on the maps. Not every street has a street photo view, but of course we checked, and the WTWS is listed. […]

Google Sightseeing

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

One way to see the world without leaving your chair is to go Google Sightseeing. Using just a browser and an immense database of maps and aerial photography, one can virtually visit the world’s famous cities and landmarks, explore rivers and mountain ranges, see world heritage sites, or simply map out some vacation plans. One […]

Despite crowds, beauty

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

As we all know, the world is becoming a more crowded place. New Jersey is the most crowded state in the U.S. with the highest population density. So despite all the jokes, it appears people love and really want to live in New Jersey. What is interesting is that New Jersey has some really dense […]

The Gates of Insanity

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

This most unusual doorway leads to places that few people have seen. Although it looks like an ordinary maintenance passage to the interior of the World’s Tallest Water Sphere, it is rumored that few of the people who have entered here have returned with their sanity. This photo shows the pale blue color of the […]