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  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Dec 2016, 06:09
a fine, Palladian bridge? Walking on a glorious autumnal day! I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!
Chris: I wish you a fine day tomorrow too. We shall eat here at home and go for a seasonal walk
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Dec 2016, 06:51
I really must visit the gardens the next time I head to your fine city. This is a fine reminder of the glorious autumn.
Chris: The bridge here straddles the railway, possibly to a design of Brunel himself. You and I met just above this where the K&A canal suns through the park
  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Dec 2016, 07:12
Jolie balade à  faire. Joyeux Noël !
Chris: A local park here in Bath Martine. Happy Christmas!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 24 Dec 2016, 07:21
Ho well you portray our much loved City, Chris
Chris: Tank you kindly Lisl
This isn't Sydney...looks more like Bath
Chris: We do not have an opera house looking like a couple of honed then discarded egg shells..
This looks rather a nice spot Chris. Our intended visit to Bath (and Droitwich) didn't happen after all this year, next year perhaps (hopefully).
Chris: Hopefully it will Brian
Chris: Yes it's Bath Mary.

Wiki Says: Sydney Gardens originally known as Bath Vauxhall Gardens is a public open space at the end of Great Pulteney Street in Bath, Somerset, England. The gardens are the only remaining eighteenth-century pleasure gardens (or Vauxhall) in the country

The gardens were laid out in the 1790s as a commercial pleasure garden with a variety of attractions. The layout has been affected by the construction of the Great Western Railway and Kennet and Avon Canal which pass through the park, and later fell into decline. In 1908 the site was bought by the local council and reopened as a park.

The Sydney Hotel, which was built with the gardens, was the centre for entertainment. It is now the Holburne Museum of Art. Other structures including the walls and bridges connected with the canal and railway are listed buildings along with small buildings now known as the pavilion and Minerva's temple and the public conveniences.
And very nice they are, too.
Chris: They are lovely Tom, I walk through them most days
So very pretty!!!
Chris: Thank you Elizabeth

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