Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring Moon

Compton Hill Water Tower Moonrise 2015-04-04 2

The beautiful late-19th Century Compton Hill Water Tower and the reservoir beside it have been out of use for decades. You can climb the 196 steps to the top on the first Saturday of the month, April through October. It was open into the evening last night so people could see the rising of the spring full moon. The observation deck was packed, the shots could have been better, but this will do.  
                                                              
Compton Hill Water Tower Moonrise 2015-04-04 1

Compton Hill Water Tower Moonrise 2015-04-04 3

Compton Hill Water Tower Moonrise 2015-04-04 4

9 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

A special event with the red moon. I have only seen it once.

s.c said...

Great shots of the red moon. Mostly I see it when driving and always think just go there with a tripod and shoot but until now thats never the case.

Luis Gomez said...

It looked very nice in DC.

Sharon Anck said...

Wonderful shots here! The moon is gorgeous but that skyline took my breath away.

Halcyon said...

A giant coin in the sky!

cieldequimper said...

Stunning shots!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a top spot to view the city and the skies Bob.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful views!

Nathalie H.D. said...

"the shots could have been better" you say? I think they're drop-dead gorgeous!