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An impression of a grand water tower | Sketching Edmonds


Last updated 4/18/2022 at 12:32pm

Illustration by Mack Benek

The Olympic View water tower in Esperance has always been an impressive structure to me; the size and capacity are awe-inspiring.

I think we tend to take for granted that, when we turn on the faucet, cool clean water will flow. To many parts of the world, due to poor infrastructure or, sadly, war, this would be an incredible luxury.

I do feel grateful for this utility that makes our lives so much easier than a bucket trek to a well. possibly miles away. Also, our cat, Daphne, prefers a running tap to her bowl of fresh water.

While doing this sketch, the late afternoon sun sat on top of the...

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