Yesterday (30th September) I went with my school (or well, a specific lesson's group) on a short trip to go see the water tower in Tornio, Finland. Normally there's an entrance fee but we got in for free!
I've never actually been inside the water tower before so it was a new experience. We drove there with the two of the school's cars
|Water tower ahead!|
|Yes, mushrooms. |
Lately there's been shroom invasions everywhere...
|Climbing up the stairs.|
I was seemingly the only one who took the stairs – I wonder why? :'DD
When I got up one of my school friends asked me "why did you do that to yourself?" lol.
|I can see the end of this torture! *_*|
On the top you basically had a panorama view of the whole Tornio centrum and you can see far into the Swedish side too – you could even spot Ica Maxi and Rusta! lol (Ica Maxi is a food store and Rusta is one of those cheap stores that sell very varied stuff)
But now, landscape photos galore!
|On the other side of the river is Sweden.|
|Here is also Sweden on the other side of the river. (and ugly blue Ikea)|
|The top of the water tower. This little "cafeteria" was on the middle.|
|The top had a wooden floor with rope poles around it, separating|
the higher ground from the lower.
|Inside the little "cafeteria" – lots of chairs. On the other side|
you had a small ice cream box.
I took some zoomed in landscape photos too!
|Ikea, you're such a landscape killer... ._. The building is ugly as sin lol.|
|The roof of one of the two old churches can be seen.|
|Notice the bridges. They go from Tornio centrum to the "mainland"; you have to cross|
them if you want to travel further into Finland.
|Finnish side, notice the island and the nature. (so much trees)|
|Swedish side behind the river. You can see Ica Maxi in the distance.|
(and ugly Ikea still to the far left, lol)
|Sweden on the other side, still. I think that some of|
the buildings close to the camera are schools.
|Binocular's info plate.|
|Let's get going then!|
|The cage-ish thing to the far right is where the|
|It looks kinda... gloomy?|
|Occasionally you were blessed with a window or a lamp. Or both.|
Outside there was a memorial war-time plate thingy on the tower's wall:
|It's saying that a battalion was doing some service work in Tornio and nearby|
northern Finnish areas during 1944-1945. They fixed roads, removed land mines etc.
Goodbye, water tower!
|Water tower seen from the front.|
Shiro Samurai out.