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View from the TV tower in Sapporo

I head back to Sapporo - after all it is pretty much the place to be to catch any connections around Hokkaido. I want to have a bit of a look of the city from above. Hence I do what I had thought about doing days ago - I head for the TV tower - the little building in the middle of Oddori Park which reminds me of some other building somewhere in the world.

 

I get up to the top - ok I use an elevator there are no other way to the top - and I have my look around the city from the top. It looks pretty good on this nice and sunny day. And I even manage to see something’s I had not seen before - like there are a big ferries wheel in the middle of the city - that’s always nice to know just in case you want a ride.

 

Later in the day I want to have a look at the city by night from the top of the ropeway which leads up to a mountain in the outskirts of the city. Hence I walk around the city for a while waiting for the light to go away - ok I don’t really walk around all the time I do stupid things like surfing the net to kill time - and have some dinner and whatever you can do. And finally it is getting sufficiently dark for me to start venture of for the ropeway. I go out and catch the subway to get to a streetcar which will take me almost to the ropeway - only a few hundred meters away from it at least. And I am not the only one going on this excursion after dark I meet some Swedes and a Frenchman who are on the same streetcar as me. And they have some disturbing news - apparently the last departure up is at 21.30 - and it is all ready 21.15 and we are nowhere near the ropeway.  And as we get there the woman in charge of the ticket sales look really disturbed by us showing up after the last load have gone up for the day - and she say there’s nothing to do about it a tells us we have to give up on the night view of the city.

 

We head back to the city a bit disappointed and end up going for the ferries wheel instead. And we just make it before the last trip of the day - hey we were early - like had almost a full five minutes to spare. We all have to get up pretty early in the morning to catch different train - hence we skip the late night beer and make sure we’ll get on the last connection to the different places we are staying.

rintjez says:
haha, she/he gave you good influence..
Posted on: Jul 10, 2009
tj1777 says:
me neither - must have been the responsible company I kept :(
Posted on: Jul 10, 2009
rintjez says:
cant believe you skipped the late night beer...
;)
Posted on: Jul 10, 2009
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View from the TV tower in Sapporo
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