Yesterday I had an appointment to get my 4th covid jab (recommended here for 65+ now). As mentioned in a recent post, since my 3rd one (back in December), not only have they moved the vaccination center, but there have also been also some changes to the bus routes in the city. So I went for a 'trial run' 1½ week ago just to check things out. I'm glad I did, because that meant I didn't feel stressed about it now. It was another beautiful spring day - rather chilly winds blowing, but the sun made up for that. I took a bus about half of the way there ('the middle part'). The vaccination itself went as smoothly as the other times - one has to book time in advance, so no queue when I got there. Afterwards, I went and bought myself a hot dog for lunch, and then decided to walk the whole way back home - which takes me about an hour.
I followed the river where I could. In some places it's still not possible, but the plan is to continue building footpaths in park-like environment and close to the river more or less all the way through town (north-south).
|There are still quite a few old textile factory buildings along the river;|
nowadays many of them have been converted for other purposes.
|In the building across the water there are student's rooms.|
This is close to the university.
|Part of the Textile Fashion Center|
|Old railway station (nowadays offices) and behind that the university|
|The Textile Fashion Center with Textile Museum and School of Textiles (part of the university). Just now, the building kind of looks like an art project in itself! But I suppose they're renovating the facade. |
|My favourite sculpture -|
House of Knowledge
(by Jaume Plensa)
|Flowers in bloom in all the parks now|
|One of my favourite views with the old church tower in the background|
|Still some cherry blossom trees in bloom as well!|
|Classic old cinema theatre to the left|
|The railway station + travel center for some of the bus lines|
|When I reach the old cemetery, I'm 'almost' home...|
Today, my arm is a bit sore from the jab, and I've been feeling rather tired. But not sure if the tiredness today is from the vaccine - might just as well be from walking, and start of the birch pollen season!