Exploring Østfold: Moss

I finally did it! I put the dog in the car and we went to begin our exploration of the district of Østfold with the town of Moss.

Moss Church
Moss Church

 

Fountain in front of Moss Church
Fountain in front of Moss Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I parked at Moss Church and started walking along the pedestrian road that starts alongside the church. It turned out that there was a city festival going on so there were a lot of booths selling waffles and hot dogs.

Pillar with Moss crow.
Pillar with Moss crow.
Bench on Dronninggate.
Bench on Dronninggate.

 

Statue of dancing girls.
Statue of dancing girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers in the city center.
Flowers in the city center.
Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons

Moss is beautiful with flowers now in June. Lilacs and rhododendrons and colorful flowerbeds surrounding majestic chestnut trees. I climbed the steep streets to the highest point in Moss.

Canon hill. Highest spot in Moss.
Canon hill. Highest spot in Moss.
Flowers on canon hill.
Flowers on canon hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Descending from Canon hill I next came to King Christian Fredriks square (I believe this was a Danish king from the time of the union with Denmark). The Dam in the background is decorated with sculptures of the working man and woman.

Statue of King Christian Fredrick with dam in the background.
Statue of King Christian Fredrick with dam in the background.
bridge over Moss river just below the dam
bridge over Moss river just below the dam

 

 

Near the dam
Near the dam
Old industrial buildings in Moss
Old industrial buildings in Moss
Old industrial buildings along the Moss River.
Old industrial buildings along the Moss River.

 

 

 

Industry in Moss.
Industry in Moss.

From Christian Fredriks square I followed cobbled streets along the Moss river, flanked by restored brick industrial buildings. Walking along Strandgate at the bottom was boring. Asphalt, traffic, modern cement buildings, along the docks. Every now and then a glimpse of the water, until I finally reached the bridge over the small boat harbor which is really a sort of canal linking one part of the fjord with the ferry port. Lucy and I sat in the park while I read and ate my sandwiches before walking back to the church parking lot. I came upon the Moose statue, just as I was approaching the end of my walk.

small boat harbor
small boat harbor
park overlooking the port
park overlooking the port
Moose statue in Moss center.
Moose statue in Moss center.

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