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I have already shared with you a blue hour photo of the most popular view in Neuchatel HERE. I continued my walk through the narrow streets of the old town and found a lot of charming spots. Here I liked the extraordinary shape of the clock tower. This photo includes as well one of the characteristic fountains. Neuchatel has quite a few of them, they are all painted in a bit kitschy or may be simply old stylish colors. I didn’t originally like this photo for two reasons. One: the sky seems to be divided in two parts and this effect does not seem natural although it is. Two: there was an ugly looking scaffolding next to the fountain which I could not avoid. In the end I have cut it away together with most of the fountain. Still you see here the most interesting part of the fountain.

The tower with the red clock is called Tour de Diesse. I used help of Google to translate if from French:
Built in the 10th century and rebuilt around 1250, this tower is located at the entrance of the castle street, leading to the collegiate church. Its facades are made of Hauterive stones. It is named after a noble family and together with the Prison Tower it formed part of the medieval fortification.
Originally it was a prison, nowadays it is an art gallery.

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