52/2013 Week 34


52/2013 Week 34

I’ve just come back from a relaxing 4 days in the Peak District. Some rugged country (more on that in a later post), but just as equally some great little towns with beautiful and ornate parks.

For example, I found this colourful flower decoration in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens, which were designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and his pupil Edward Milner and first opened in August 1871.

Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. It has the highest elevation of any market town in England. Located close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south, Buxton is described as “the gateway to the Peak District National Park.

 

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10 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 34

  1. petspeopleandlife August 24, 2013 / 16:57

    This is one beautiful scene. What a site. The ornmental iron brige really caught my eye. I adore ornmental iron. Very clever of the park’s designers to build such a wonderful structiure that totally sets off the creek, the flowers, the park!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 25, 2013 / 19:47

      The park was in decline a few years back but a grant from the European Community has allowed the town council to restore it to its past glory. All in all there are about 3 or is it 4 bridges in the gardens. There’s also an indoor tropical plant area, a bandstand, a theatre, and a ball room

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      • petspeopleandlife August 26, 2013 / 00:50

        Sounds like an impressive place. It’s marve;ous that the town council was able to obtain a grant. It benefits the town and so may people. Thanks for the info. I love to read about a place thart has been rescued from ruin.

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        • Mike Hardisty August 26, 2013 / 15:08

          For all of its faults the European Community is quite good at safeguarding cultural and historical sites. Lots of places have applied for and received grants.

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  2. vastlycurious.com August 24, 2013 / 20:52

    Gteat photo and I really like the name of your Blog!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 25, 2013 / 19:48

      Thank you…..I changed it recently.

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      • vastlycurious.com August 29, 2013 / 22:43

        Nice work indeed!

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