Friday, December 20, 2013

Jan 2013: Walking through Waterlow Park

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It was a cold bright day, the first day of this year

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the sun was shining brightly

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Reached there and saw this lovely if a rather forbidding church

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looks a bit like a castle

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nice structures I suppose

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but the gray bricks and stone cladding…hmmm

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St. Joseph

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The copper sheathing…

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So this is the church of St. Joseph

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The entrance has some lovely sculptures on both sides of the door and on top

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A bit lopsided.

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But does look imposing.

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Another church in the distance

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Another statue on the wall of the Virgin and the Baby

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these look so interesting..

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so I enter into the park

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its a lovely place

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with ducks on the pond, and its new years day! cold as heck

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a tiny stream…

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we specialise in this no?

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the red leaves look almost like fishes

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Koi Carp?

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its almost like a Japanese garden…

I have been looking for a stone which symbolises my garden for a long time now. something like this one.

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I just love how the trees are framed against the skies

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that’s how this little park looks

the park has been formed out of the combined grounds of 5 erstwhile houses, and then these 29 acres were donated to the council in 1889.

during the war, this was converted into allotments as part of the Dig for Victory campaign

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lovely gates

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