Borås was founded along a river, the industries making use of the water in various ways; but the landscape on both sides is quite hilly.
It’s not really easy to get a good perspective of that in photos, though. And no matter how I tag my photos on the computer, the tags never seem to match the themes that the FMTSO team come up with! [sigh & smile]
A photo taken some years ago – view looking east/ south east from one of the top floors of the hospital; which is in turn situated on the top of a hill.
Walking down from that hill westwards towards the town center. Keep your eye on the church tower.
Looking back up at the same church from below, still walking downhill towards the town center.
From the west end of the Town Park. The church tower sticks up well above the horizon, and yet the church is really only like half way up the hill… Where did the hill go? One of the mysteries of perspective, I suppose. (I never really thought about that until now!)
View looking south west from a bridge over the railway near the central station.
This lake stretches from the north edge of the town to the village where my parents lived. This view is from the beach nearest to our house (not quite at the furthest end of the lake); looking south-west towards town.
There are several smaller lakes in the vicinity of the town as well. (Sweden is a country of many lakes.)
… And there are woods …
… and farmland …
… and ancient monuments, like stone circles and grave fields dating back to “B.C.” …
Obviously, people found this a good area to settle down in even thousands of years ago.