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Florence Y'All Water Tower

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This bright red-and-white striped beacon shines invitingly even in the dark of night. Built in 1974, it was originally emblazoned with "Florence Mall" to advertise a soon-to-be built shopping center. However, because the mall wasn't in existence yet, its advertisement was deemed as illegal. A cheap solution was to change the "M" to a "Y" with apostrophe, paying homage to the popular southern colloquialism. This is where life imitates art - the catchphrase is the namesake of the Florence Y'all Festival and the local independent baseball team, the Florence Y'alls. (Submitted by Shannon Newberry)

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So much better than “Cats”
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... After achieving fame for his earlier paintings, Monet secluded himself to his garden at his home in Giverny, France. If only he had known about this water tower.
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... This water tower is my Monet
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... After achieving fame for his earlier paintings, Monet secluded himself to his garden at his home in Giverny, France. Too bad he didn’t have a black and white filter.
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... His flowers and cathedrals lacked the artistic magnitude and permanence of this majestic water tower!
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... Here - the tower teases us with its ability to camouflage into black and white. Like a siren song that beckons weary drivers to crash upon its rocks.
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... Here the tower plays hide-n-seek. Can you see it? Hint - it is behind the blue sign.
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Monet often painted the same subject over and over again, coming back to a scene to observe the changing light and weather conditions. ... I never knew a tower could evoke such feelings. It is my muse. My love. Tower on my tall drink of water!
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