Water tower with neat shadow

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By flybuster @ 2005-07-06 07:10:02
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Anonymous picture
@ 2005-07-06 07:45:16
A flying CD ???
TexasAndroid picture
@ 2005-07-06 07:50:39
It does look like a CD to me. With a definite shadow. Hard to tell if it's something physically at that location, or sitting on the image when it was photographed. (Like the packing tape and post-it note picks.) One problem with the "On image" possibility is how far the shadow is from the "CD". It must be a bit above the image to generate a shadow like that, not sitting right on it.
flybuster picture
@ 2005-07-06 08:18:26
yes, it's strange, because the shadow is far away the "CD", at this scale, the flying "CD" is aprox. 50 or 100 m from ground... It is to highr for beeing a building or so...
flying "CD" or flying "Saucer" ?
erikz picture
@ 2005-07-06 08:19:51
My best guess is a water tower. Look at this one for example:


Thought this one doesn't cast the same neat shadow.
erikz picture
@ 2005-07-06 09:04:46
Here is another similar water tower:

flybuster picture
@ 2005-07-07 05:01:52

After a few hours of web search, here is another picture, older than this one... and... the flying CD is here too, at the right bottom.
It's definitively a water tower ;-)