Birds eye view

Today I climbed the 260 steps to the top of the Martini Tower in the centre of Groningen and took these birds eye view photos of the city, the church and the beautiful skyline. My original plan was to go to the cinema this afternoon but I think being a tourist and climbing the martinikerk was a MUCH more rewarding adventure! My only regret is not climbing it last week when everything was covered in glistening white snow! Oh well….

Welcome...spooky doors!

The winding staircase to the top

Don't forget to look UP!

The long walk up!

What a view!

View of the Park

View from the tower top

Grote Markt Square

View of the Church roof

Everything was a little bit...green!

Inside the Clock Tower

Love the sunlight pouring through this window/clock

A sun-dial obscuring the sunlight! :)

  • lrntn
    February 17, 2012 at 1:42 am

    these images are awesome, especially the winding stair, church roof, and the last two

    • intrepidtraveller
      February 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      haha those winding stairs nearly killed me…kept bumping my head as I was climbing up!!

      • lrntn
        February 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

        Good thing you don’t have vertigo ;) I swear i totally envy your wandering life! enjoy xo

  • sammaslak
    February 17, 2012 at 3:45 am

    I love these photos the view from the Church roof is my favorite!

    • intrepidtraveller
      February 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Yea, I like the church one too…its not very often you get to see the roof of a church! :)

  • TBM
    February 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Love the photos!

    • intrepidtraveller
      February 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks! :)

  • Janice
    February 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    A lovely series of shots from the tower. i especially like the view up the staircase and the composition of the view of the church roof. Yes, it must have all looked very different during the snow.

  • maisonarmoire
    February 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Love the scenery, different (off the beaten track), clock, red door, mossy green stone and black fencing, great colors and conrasts! You live and learn. I have missed the snow too before, I was up and out when there was enought light (it had already started to melt during the night) in only two hours, half of it was gone! Like Groningen by the next day you almost didn’t know it had snowed! You got some great shots anyway. You’ll be ready the next time. Wonderful costumes! The Dutch costumes are very sophisticated, contemporary and colorful, yours was very artful, job well done, I’d give you a 9 or 10! You and your friends looked like you were having such a good time! Dressing up is so much fun.

    • intrepidtraveller
      February 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Hey, Thanks for the lovely comments! I love all the colours too..they make for interesting pics!

      You’re right, dressing up is so much fun. I love it so much, any excuse to dress up and I’m there! haha :)

  • Russell Smith
    February 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I admire you so much!

    • intrepidtraveller
      February 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Hey Russell…I admire you too, in fact I love your daily photos so much I hope some day I can do something similar, such a great idea! :)

  • clivejennings
    February 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Fab photos ,
    fisheye or wide angle ?

    • intrepidtraveller
      February 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      It’s a GoPro so it has 180′ wide angle so makes it look like a fish eye lens! :)

  • clivejennings
    February 29, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Very Nice might invest