Friday, April 24, 2015

River View–For Some

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The building in the foreground was recently finished.

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Walking by today, I was pleased to see that it will soon be possible to walk along the river behind it.

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Those who have windows and balconies facing west will have a nice view overlooking the river. (On the other side of the water, up on the hill, is an old cemetery. So no high buildings there.)

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Looking east, the view won’t be too bad either – at least not when you get up a few floors from street level (it’s a rather busy street).

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I’m not so sure about the view for those in the new building with balconies looking south, though. Or those in the bottom half of high building to the left, facing north… They’ll almost be able to shake hands with each other from the balconies.

This is they way they are building now in several places in/near the town centre, though. ‘Urban densification’ is the new keyword; rather than extending the suburbs.

Linking to FMTSO (“Rivers and Lakes”)

13 comments:

  1. it is a nice building and the view of the trees and river are fantastic. i assume the lower floors will be less than the upper... as our world continues to populate they have to stack us up like firewood to fit everyone in.

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    1. All the apartments were sold long before the buildings were finished, in spite of a small apartment costing as much as a house in the countryside...

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  2. Whilst I appreciate their relevance in an urban situation some of them would be my idea of a claustrophobic hell but then I'm used to living in remote rural areas.

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    1. Highrise blocks aren't my idea of paradise either, Graham.

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  3. PS I do like the idea of the flats with balconies overlooking the river.

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  4. What a beautiful view of pink trees! And now that you can walk along the river, there is no telling what you will be up to! Boras must be really growing!

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    1. It's just another very short stretch of walkpath but it will contribute to the possiblity of a longer walk along the water.

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  5. River view from the balconies would be nice. Densification, with the world's population so huge it had to happen, sad to say.

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    1. As so many things it makes sense in some ways but not in others, Terra!

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  6. I wouldn't be keen on living in any block of flats, but that is just me not being used to it. I appreciate my privacy a lot, and am very sensitive to noise - especially noise of the inconsiderate-neighbours-kind -, and the more flats in one building,t he more neighbours there will be, which inevitably means a number of them being of the inconsiderate kind and making avoidable noise at all hours.
    But of course I am aware of the problem of there being just too many of us and not enough space. I am lucky to live in an area without high rises; there are just three families in my house, and 3 more in the adjacent building. My parents live in a block of 12 flats, but they live on the top floor so there is nobody who can trample on their heads.
    The view from the balconies overlooking the river must indeed be wonderful, especially as they are facing west - they can sit there after a day at work, enjoying the sunset and the view. Nice!

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    1. The odd thing is that whenever I walk past the riverview buildings, I seldom see any people actually sitting on the balconies, Meike. But to be fair, I'm rarely out very late...

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  7. It's nice to have a stretch of nature like the lovely river here inside the city. Makes for a great walk, and even better photos! Have a great weekend, and thanks for linking in with Friday My Town Shoot Out.

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    1. I do appreciate the fact that the walkpath between these buildings and the water is/will be open to the public and not just the inhabitants of those buildings, Mersad.

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