Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | Posted by Don and Krise
Well, here it is again....Watery Wednesday and at some point living here in Olympia I was going to have to show you this place. In the heart of downtown is a Diamond Parking lot, and in this lot is brass pipe sticking up out of the ground with water flowing twenty four hours a day three hundred sixty five days a year. I was really surprised when I took this photo. I think this was the only time I've ever been at the well when there haven't been other people there either filling their personal water bottles, or large jugs, or washing their hair or more. (Interesting part of downtown). This water has been flowing for nearly a century. There actually are a number of artesian wells in the Olympia area however this one is the most popular and most visited. You can click here or here to read a little more about the history and politics of this well.
P.S. I left the photo large, but if you can't read the writing on the wall, it says:
This mural honors the Artesian Well
who's waters have flown freely since 1914.
It is part of an effort to commemorate
and respect this unique Olympian place.
The portraits are of local well-goers.
Please enjoy and respect this urban oasis.
Enjoy many more Watery Wednesday shots by clicking the link below.