Next to our railway station, there is a high rock.
So I decided to do a bit of climbing…
… On second thought, better use the stairs and path!
But I did go up there, and here’s what I saw:
Looking west: The railway station – and a bit beyond…
And a rainbow in the clouds (cut and enlarged from the photo above) – I actually didn’t see that until I got the photos up on the computer!
Zooming in the buildings on the other side of the tracks.
South: There’s the tornado sculpture from the first photo again. To the right is the “travel centre” for the long distance busses. In the background to the left is a school, and to the right a spectacular triangular office building.
East: Towards the town centre. You can see both church spires in this photo.
Lots of red roofs…
… and other colours, too.
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The day after I’d been up to the top of the Rock, I thought of another high place I’d never been to with the digital camera. So off I went… up to the old Water Tower.
Built in 1900 and looking like a little fairy tale castle, surrounded by a little park on the top of a hill.
I’ve been up to the top of the tower once, but it’s not usually open to the public. So the entrance gate is as high as I got this time.
The view downhill towards the town centre.
The other side of the hill.
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On my way back downtown, I passed the Gustaf Adolf Church which was built around the same time as the water tower…
I’ve never been up in the tower…
… and I didn’t go that high this time either.
But I did go up on the balcony where the big organ is.
▲ Looking down … and looking up ▼