Saturday, 28 February 2015

Red Shoes

Don't be fooled by the sunshine, the palm trees and blue sky.
Winter hasn't quite finished with us yet.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A very brief pause


in the endless procession of rain, sleet and hail
that is showing no sign of ending soon.



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Hidden Garden (2)








Looking at the garden from the opposite direction to yesterday's post, follow the steps up to the gazebo, which is set on a small viewing terrace, from where there is a splendid view out onto Plymouth Sound.






 






This will certainly join my list of favourite venues for a quiet drink along Plymouth's Waterfront.












You can see Drake's Island in the foreground, with the Mew Stone its shoulder, 
and the Breakwater running left along  the horizon to the Lighthouse.


Monday, 23 February 2015

The Hidden Garden (1)


Early last Friday morning I wandered into this "hidden" garden,
sheltered behind high wall of this corner of the magnificent 
Royal William Yard complex.


Deserted on a cold, blustery, February morning, 
it was like coming upon the scene of an Edwardian garden party, just after the guests had left.

But perhaps their spirits linger.


Sunday, 22 February 2015

One hundred years apart.


Brunel's Royal Albert Railway Bridge across the River Tamar was opened in May 1859.
One hundred and two years later, in 1961, it was joined by the Tamar Road Bridge.


The major refurbishment of the railway bridge is very close to completion 
and a few days ago it was shining beautifully on a brilliant winter day 
as I enjoyed a bracing walk along the pedestrian outrigger walkway on the road bridge..


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