My World Tuesday: The Fire Tower

Despite my extreme discomfort with (dread of?) heights, I made it to the top of the fire tower in Woodbury on Friday evening.

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I went up figuring I would take in the landscape at the close of spring, and I did exactly that--in addition to taking in this miniature art show. I love graffiti, and I was thrilled to find these pieces by "Melissa E." These ladies stand about six inches tall. (I will take these again when the sun is not shining on them.)

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Ah, but look up! The other nature. Welcome to my world:

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  1. What a wonderful world you have. It would be worth it to climb to the top and see that view. I haven't come up with anything yet for my world, this is reminding me to try.

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  2. ah, contemporary rock art on steel structures. how brave you are, I dislike climbing up into places like that but the view is certainly worth it.

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  3. Mummy doesn't like heights either! A lovely idea.

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  4. Oh I could SO deal with this! But where would I find a fire tower 'round these parts... Hmm...

    Love the mini-gallery too!

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  5. Breath-taking, and yes, worth the scary climb!

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  6. wowza...what a view from the fire tower. don't know if i would be so inclined to climb up it as it would mean having to come down :)
    have a lovely day.

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  7. Well worth the climb! I love shots without obstructions in the foreground. Interesting graffiti, especially to be so small.

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  8. Wow!! What a wonderful view!!

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  9. Neat find! I am not so sure I could ahve climbed there. Looks much higher than the one we have down by the river. Beautifl view tho. Thanks for sharing. Interesting graffiti!

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  10. Good gosh, girl!!! You deserve a round of applause (and a few tossed pennies) for climbing that fire tower!! It would have scared the holy begeebies right out of me.
    BUT... it was well worth the climb. Especially since you made it for me.

    The grafitti? is great!

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  11. You would never catch me up there, cool pics.

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  12. You made it to the top! I'm glad you did because the view is breath taking.

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  13. Brave you Sandy...good on you, worth it for the view!

    Enjoying the rest of your posts...(been a while since I last visited. Suffering jet lag on my return to Australia from NY a couple of days ago).

    Enjoyed your photos, lovely grains and seeds and paddocks, and flowers...and the story at the birthday party!

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  14. Yikes! I'm also not comfortable with heights but force myself to tackle a few things I really want to experience. Like climbing hundreds of steps to the top of a lighthouse in Key West. A 360 degreee view! My most challenging conquest was crossing the Continental Divide in Colorado multiple times during a 2-week road trip. I was on the verge of hyperventilating nearly the entire time, but the views were breathtaking (no pun intended). I wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

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  15. Last Friday I posted on my blog: http://forever-art.blogspot.com/ a quote from Arnold Bennett- "It's easier to go down a hill than up but the view is much better at the top." You proved it yourself. The views are gorgeous.

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  16. Anonymous5:12 PM

    I too am a little uncomfortable with heights, but I guess for this view and for a chance to photograph something delightful I would climb those steps. No fire towers around here as far as I know :(

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  17. Great shots, Sandy! From below and above! You're so brave! I like your new profile pic too! :)

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  18. I love seeing the photos in the My World as each one is so different...glad you could climb up so high and love all the surrounding forests...cheers.

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  19. How amazing - there are so many wonderful things in this world. I can't imagine 6 inches? Wow.

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  20. A little bit of everything up there! The first picture looking up was dizzying!

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  21. Oh, the gallery ladies are grand! Reminds me of an old Joni Mitchell song but perhaps I'm dating myself a bit! :-)

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  22. A great view! The towers always frighten me but I go up too. :) The art is actually pretty!

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  23. It looks like a long climb up there but worth it. Liked the graffiti.

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  24. What wonderful artwork! The view is breathtaking. Glad you made it without fainting!

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  25. Oh my....I go faint on a silly step ladder. Oh and the steps of that tower....yikes.....you can see right through them. =:-0
    Thank you for overcoming your fear and sharing the wonders that lie up there. The view is fabulous and the graffiti is great.

    Hope your day was beautiful.

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  26. Glad you climbed up and the graffiti suggests aboriginal art to me.

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  27. Good for you for making it to the top. I feel the same way about heights. In this case, it was worth the climb.

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  28. very cool set of pics Sandy. It is very interesting where you can find art sometimes.

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  29. And what an awesome view you have in your world, Sandy. Great shot :D
    Congratulations for making it to the top!

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  30. Sandy: What a fun post with some fun graffiti. I do love the view.

    Your new icon photo is great.

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  31. Interesting graffiti and very charming landscape. I would feel dizzy up there! :-)

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  32. I hope this view is never goes up in flames

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  33. Oh but you are so much braver than me climbing up that Fire Tower ... Great photos - thanks for sharing your beautiful world

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  34. Wonderful world you have there.. And kudos in making it to the top!!
    Brilliant photography, too!

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  35. Great photos. I love the art. But this height is not for me.

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  36. what a wonderful world....

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  37. An excellent selection there. I used to love heights but nowadays a step ladder is risky :-)

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  38. I like the close up on nature! MB

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  39. Anonymous4:43 AM

    Thanks for going up thrtr for me I dred heights,Sven Arlingto heights
    your pictures extened my vision like a telescopr in space I always knew you a high profile LLOYD the nagnificent

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  40. Well done in over coming your fear... it was worth it for sure Sandy... and the lady's... I await more :O)
    Tom
    My post are: Reddish Vale and Horse And Poem

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  41. Graffiti in the sky! How wonderful and surprising.

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  42. Well, the climb was worth it. The naked lady is graffiti? These graffiti people are getting very creative.
    You certainly have a lot of forest in Connecticut.

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  43. Anonymous6:53 AM

    Beautiful! that first photo gives a sense of both the height and its effect on the senses - slightly vertigo inducing. So glad you decided to make the climb and share the view.

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  44. Good for you climbing up there. I don't love heights either but I try not to let that stop me.

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  45. Good for you! My knees wobble looking at the first picture, but what a view.

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  46. Hi ~ Beautiful views and I am glad the rain stopped long enough for you to get out and enjoy the view. Enjoy your day!

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  47. Wow Sandy;) what a rewarding view for climbing that unbelievable tower. I'm not too worried about heights but just viewing this one on a photo took my breath away. Thanks for sharing this with us. Thank you too, for visiting my blog. I LOVE your blog and will be back regularly.

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  48. Climbing that high ! I would ge"t dizzy !

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  49. Nature and culture. Beautiful World.
    Luiz Ramos

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  50. The view up there is a bonus for you. I hate climbing up but dont mind climbing down...lol.

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  51. I would not no never have made it up those stairs! EEK! But wow, was it worth it--such a view and ooh la la the graffiti's lovely too.

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  52. A beautiful and surprising find.

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  53. Thank you for climbing the fire tower and sharing your world. Beautiful and the ladies you found in the tower! What fun!

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  54. What a weird structure. Like water towers to me we just don't have them. Now I'm not sure I would be brave enough to get up there, but the magnificent view might swing it.

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  55. What an amazing view! And the graffiti is definitely art.

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  56. Congratulations on getting to the top of the fire tower ...the view was definitely worth it !!!!

    I really like the graffiti as well... those are works of art, unlike some of the scribble we see here !!

    How did you do going down ? I don't do too badly going up, it's the getting down that tends to freak me out...

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  57. I'm sure it was worth it what a breathtaking view and some really amazing art.

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  58. I love climbing these old rickety towers to look out upon the landscape. It always makes me feel so small to look out over the tree tops, occasionally seeing a bird pop up into view then disappear into the sea of green leaves. Sort of like looking out over the ocean and seeing a fish jump out of the water then disappear.

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  59. Usually those fire towers are really shaky and old and I try to avoid them. A real artist had been up there!

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  60. I really like that first picture looking up (it's actually looks like an angular version of my WW post this week) - and I also quite like the artworks carved into the tower.

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  61. Thanks for taking that climb for us :) I enjoyed the view and the graffiti!

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  62. Yep, I have a "discomfort" of heights too. Congrats for making it to the top to get the shot of that great view and the wonderful graffiti!

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  63. Well done going up there I used to be a roof tiler and have a healthy respect for hights shame I cant go up a ladder anymore never mind though I have fantastic memories XXX Don

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  64. Glad you pushed on and conquered your fears!! Great photos.

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  65. Wow - what a view!
    Good job for going all the way up ;)

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  66. Gutsy lady! I don't like heights either but worse, are those open steps.. yikes! Lovely photos all around though. :)

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  67. You were so brave conquering your fear of heights, I couldn't have done that.

    I like your angels in the next post. maybe they wee already watching for you.
    Most unusual little ladies of graffiti they look quite good.

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  68. you're so brave sandy. but it's really determination and the motivation that leads us to doing things beyond ordinary.

    but the last photo i believe is the best reward!

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  69. grats on making it to the top!

    beguiling graffiti

    mmm...

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  70. I love your world and how you portray it. It is a beautiful world.

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  71. Your Fire Tower is much more artistic than the one I just visited. I like the art, and the view.

    I didn't have too much trouble going up, but down was a different story.

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  72. You are certainly braver then I would be. I do not do heights well. If at all.

    Lovely shots. Thank you for visiting my site,

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  73. Wow on the art-wow on the view : )

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