The small town called Mito

Well actually it’s not too small. There might be no better place to see that than on top of the Art Tower Mito.
Today I visited the complex to see an exhibition about architecture after the great Eastern earthquake. It was truly interesting, so I spent much longer in there than originally intended. Therefore I only caught the panorama at night. Mito generally is lacking landmarks, and being in one of them does not really make it better to judge the surrounding. And while it is dark, not even Senba lake and Kairakuen are good to see. I need to return here during day time, to see that then.
Just across the street you can see the big shopping centre Keisei as one of the biggest buildings of Mito. Behind it you can make out the shape of lake Senba with the lamp posts on the shore. Further to the right there is Kairakuen, which is not on the picture.

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The route 50 cuts through Mito like a sharp line. The moon was much more impressive in real though. I am absolutely unsure what else can be seen in the picture.

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I think the following is the view towards the station, weigh could be on the very left edge, but again I can’t be sure.

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On top of the tower there are no big windows, just small round ones. It makes photographing a bit challenging. Today it was also quite windy making the tower swing. It is by far smaller than the high buildings of bigger cities, so you can really feel the movement. Also it is constructed out of steel so the wind makes quite nice noises.

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Let’s jump back in time a bit. Here are a few impressions from the tower plaza in the afternoon. Various festivities are held here throughout the year.

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Even at night it’s a nice sight.

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The entrance hall looks a bit like a modern church though.

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Opposite the organ the is a small rest area, where you can browse through the various old catalogues of the exhibitions held there.

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Within an hour it was dark outside and even colder. Time to head back home. Just before getting on the bus I went to the basement of Keisei, the delicatessen and food area p, to get some dinner. After six o’clock it comes at a discount in most of the little shops. A good way to end the day.

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