Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Girls Weekened, cont.

One of my favorite views and that of many is that of entering Duluth, MN.  Due to the change in elevation, many people endure their ears popping.  It is easy to forget about the annoyance once a view of the shipyards and Lake Superior come into view.

It was a bit windy and hazy on this day but I still adore the view!



The Ariel Lift Bridge Bridge
Built in 1905
Upgraded 1929-30
Our destination:

Enger Tower

Enger Tower was built in 1935. It is made of Blue Stone from the area.
It is 531' above the level of Lake Superior.
It was dedicated by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway
to honor Bert Enger, a native of Norway.
Mr. Enger became a very successful furniture dealer
and donated 2/3 of his estate to
the city of Duluth, upon his death.

Yes, we climbed to the top.  It was extremely windy and chilly but it offers lovely views from all level and every window.

A view from the top.

In recent years, they have added a Japanese Garden.
Nothing much is blooming right now
as they are about 6 weeks behind,
yet it is still lovely.


These rocks seem alive to me. 


Of course, we rang the gong.
It had a lovely tone.
Enough for today.  More tomorrow!



Beth said...

The photos are beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! The flora is 6 weeks behind? That's a LOT! I bet that gong was loud! lol

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The garden is gorgeous and I would have banged the gong too! :)

Donna said...

Great shots Jill...love the stone pattern!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i love the garden!!! flowing rocks, too! beautiful sea views!

Linda said...

What a beautiful post!! I love high chilly places! We don't have many of these in Texas!! It will be a long time before it is CHILLY here again!
The flowing rock stream is pretty. It is ALL pretty!!

Jackie said...

Enger Tower? Jill I have never heard of this tower and I'm sooooooo excited to seek it out this fall when we go up the north shore this fall. Duluth is such a beautiful city always something new to see. The japanese Garden is so beautiful, looks like you're getting some great photo's with that new camera!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Jill,

Beautiful pictures :)

Paula said...

The bridge and the gong are my fav! Awesome sights all around!

Buttons said...

WOW Jill I want to climb Enger Tower now how far from here is there?:) Incredible it would be so much fun. Love your shots. Well I am near Lake Ontario only a few Lakes over it is doable:) B

Terri said...

Nice shots- love the bridge and the tower- what a neat history.

Paula said...

I would love to sit on that bench in the garden just to ponder and think. The pictures are beautiful.

KK said...

The colorful rocks and the view from the top of the tower are great.

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, The rocks do seem alive. I can hear the excitement in your voice as you describe everything. Wonderful. Blessings dearest and hugs, Catherine xo

Debbie said...

so very pretty, i love the "alive" rocks also!!

Chatty Crone said...

Sorry I am so behind! Looks like a beautiful place too.