Back in the summer of 2019, along with two photo friends, I climbed up the steep, rickety, wooden stairs inside the clock tower in town hall. We made it to an outside landing to about where the red arrows point.
There was a rooftop platform of sorts up there: unfenced and not completely horizontal. We had made that arduous ascension to take a photo similar to this ↓ one. We weren't there in winter but the viewpoint would be similar.
It was the town's 200th anniversary, and we three amigos were charged with taking photos comparing historical pictures to the present.
However, I experience a bit of vertigo. In addition to that, my somewhat lame foot causes me to feel a bit unbalanced. So I exited the rooftop tout de suite.
My two steeplejack friends stayed up there. Later, I composited one of their photos with the original for the town's memorial calendar.
So, why am I posting this four years later?
Well, it is because one of you recently asked how they change the flag way up there above the steeple.
I had never thought about it.
But then I did think about it.
If you squint on the right image of the first photo of this post, you can see a rope (or something) that comes all of the way down from the flag to the rooftop landing that I briefly accessed that day.
And that must be how someone would raise or lower the flag.
I just hope the rope is made to last for a very long time because swapping that out would not be for the faint of heart.
That certainly wasn't my favourite photo from the calendar. I like the following ones better.
|Bridge Street (ie Main Street) From the Queen's hotel|
|Looking upriver from the trail bridge toward town hall|