RJ Visits Altona

Oh, come with me, to a place, to a faraway land,
Where the parks contain lots of art,
Come on down, stop on by,
Down the highway and say hi,
It’s another Altonian Night!

Altonian niiiiights, like Altonian daaaays,
More often than not,
You’ll spend more time than you thought,
In a lot of good waaaaays.

Well, you will.

My goal was to hustle down to Altona, take some photos, and fly away. (Perhaps, on a carpet.) You see, the sun goes down pretty quickly now. And it’s hard to take good photos at night. (Or so I thought.) Thankfully, Altonian nights are a lot like Altonian days.

Anyway, on this trip, I took my mother. She says she enjoys reading these posts, and wanted to come on one of the trips. And thus, we headed to Altona. First off, the Gallery in the Parks is closed for the winter. Didn’t stop us from walking on the outside of the fence, pointing out the various pieces of art. I’ll have to come back when it’s open so I can get closer, but you can still enjoy it now. Then you head across the street to the park, and you can take in that scenery, too.

After spending hours longer looking around than we planned to, we realized we didn’t see Van Gogh’s easel. If you haven’t seen this thing in person, you MUST. I knew it was large, but I honestly didn’t know it was that massive. Photos do not do it justice, but I tried. You could watch the live action Aladdin on that thing. It could second as a drive-in movie.

As we prepared to leave town, I found even more art and took some photos in the dark. All in all, this was a phenomenal trip. People have been requesting Altona, and I understand why. It’s worth the little bit of a drive to take in everything the little town has to offer.

Day or night? You’ll find some treasures worth seeing.

P. S. The skate park is totally rad.

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