Next Stop: The WORLD!

A brief check in the mailbox revealed more than met the eye as I literally found the world in a backyard! Don’t believe me? Well then, see for yourself! IMG_0655 IMG_0650 IMG_0653 IMG_0656 IMG_0657Now that I’ve piqued your interest, I’ll give you the back story as I know it. It was constructed in the 1950’s and originally used as a storage tank for a local gas company with a diameter of 60 feet. Apparently it was quite unsightly until a few years after when the tank was repainted to resemble a globe. “The globe was originally painted showing national boundaries, similar to the globes you can purchase for sale. Now it is painted as it would appear from space. The structure was re-painted again in 1998 with more realistic colors which included Hurricane Floyd heading towards Savannah. However, the storm was erroneously depicted clockwise and therefore had to be corrected.”  – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_Gas_Company_Globe (P.S. I know Wikipedia doesn’t fall high on the list of reliable sources but  I also compared that info with another site. The most recent owner, a mortgage company thought it a wise idea to use it as an advertisement  and include company info on it. That I didn’t appreciate, which is why I haven’t included it here! The most clever part, in my opinion, is the ‘moon’ of a mailbox at the front.

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