The story of a Clock Tower

Ever since we moved to this flat, we would look out our window and see this view.

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This is the view of a clock tower amidst the long buildings. It always intrigued us because we couldn’t place the location of the clock tower at all. I used my Zoom lens to capture this to see if there was any hint close by that would help us. Sadly, no. It remained a mystery to us for close to 4 months, until recently when I took out my tripod and Mr M’s binoculars and set it up. We had tried this earlier but the binocular being so heavy neither of us could hold it long enough to see anything clearly. With the help of the tripod, we could ensure that we had enough time to look at the clock tower. And lo, behold, Mr M found a small piece of information somewhere there by which he remembered the place very vaguely and also that the clock tower and the buildings were not attached to each other. We went on to Google Street view and took the bus route which he thought might lead us to the place and after 15-20 mins of street searching, we finally found our Clock Tower.
It is amazing how somethings in life can get you so interested and intrigued that you end up treating it like a puzzle. It was a bittersweet moment when we finally found out because even though we found the place out after so many days of effort, the mystery is all gone. We now have to find something else to keep us intrigued 😉

The Cross

When I saw the video in Travel Between The Page’s blog post, I was spellbound. Why? Because this was a place I had been to and this video is so Amazing. The place is Montserrat in Spain. My 13th day trip to Spain was to this place. I absolutely loved the place. They have a famous Boy Choir which truly rendered me speechless and with tears.

What also struck me was the picture of the Cross that was there in the video. My friends and I had this discussion about it. It was quite far from the Cathedral and I did have proof of seeing that in my photographs, but when these guys (i.e. my friends) went further ahead of the trek (I stopped after a steep point, after which they had to literally crawl and climb the rocks and I had just gotten better after my ankle fracture) they said they couldn’t really find it. They were trying to fool me by saying that it might be a mirage or something that might vanish when we get closer. So after seeing this video, went to my hard disk, found out the photographs and verified.

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Definitely,  the cross is there. No mirage, no vanishing act. But, now there seem to be two types of crosses in this place. The one I saw was a plain one (the one in the photograph above). I wonder where the cross that is featured in this video is. I had to edit the above photograph a bit to enhance the presence of the cross on the top of the mountain. But now, I am intrigued about the second one. Maybe, I will get to see both of them next time I visit this place.