As mentioned in last week’s FMTSO (Landscapes), the town of Borås was founded along a river (Viskan). Besides the river, we also have railways and major transit routes running through town, crossing each other at various points - which means lots of bridges.
Most of the photos below were taken last weekend, but I put in a few extra ones taken earlier.
▲ The bridge above has just recently been made a pedestrian bridge; basically leading east from the railway station area, past the old “Red Mill” cinema and the sculpture Bodhi (in the river to the south) … towards the main pedestrian shopping street in the town centre, starting just behind the older sculpture The Pedlar (symbolic of the town because it was originally founded as a market place for pedlars back in the early 1600s) ▼
Standing on that bridge looking north, you see another walkbridge a bit further down … ▼
… and if we move on to stand on that bridge, you see yet another one… ▼
Continuing north, a bit further along there is a railway bridge crossing the river. ▼
Beyond that we find the newly refurbished Textile Fashion Center, in an old industrial complex with buildings on both sides of the water connected by various bridges.
▲Student accomodation – built right across the river ▼
▼ … and right next to a main road bridge …
Further along still, here is another walk-bridge solution, connecting two big shopping mall areas on both sides of a highly trafficated main road. ▼
I’m tired now… Let’s go back into the town centre!
▼ Remember our friend Bodhi?
Across the river from him, we now take the promenade south along the river; offering several possibiliteis to cross over back and forth to the Town Park at convenient distances.
▼ Continuing south means going home…
▲ Motorway bridge ahead…
… we walked under that one … ▲
▲ Possibly the smallest bridge in town… over an artificial little brook and pond.
By the next big road bridge we have the newest highrise building in town – also quite close to the next bridge:▼
Crossing over to the west side of the river now and walking away from the water a bit. The last bridge for me to cross before I get home is a footbridge over the railway. ▼
And of course the view from that one includes another… ▼
OK. Have to stop somewhere. That’s enough for now!!!