Not really visible from my garden, but for the past few weeks I have watched, fascinated, the construction of a group of enormous storage tanks on Port of Tacoma tideflats land. I see them as I drive from my home into the city of Tacoma. It seems as though they appeared overnight! I am sure it was just that the construction of lower parts of the tanks were hidden behind other buildings ... but one day there they were! Giant grey cylinders!
Following the completion of the construction the painting began. That was the interesting part for me! Two men, perched on the end of a huge cherry picker, with very long handled paint rollers seemed to have nearly completed the task. Today as I drove home (see the last photo) I watched fascinated as the man with the very long handle ... at the end of the cherry picker ... extended as far as it seemed it might go ... closed up the remaining grey spot! Others remain to be painted but the one closest to the road gleams beautifully white ... the painter's work on display! Good job guys!
|Several of the storage tanks nearing completion|
|Two painters working feverishly when the sun shines!|
|Turning the last little grey space to white!|