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Picture this. Rock Park…

17 Jun

After I published my recent post featuring monthly photos of the River Taw that I took in Rock Park, Barnstaple, I decided I should make a point of going for a walk down the river (something we do less often since the death of our dog, Karla) so Elaine and I took a slightly damp stroll around the park, and I took some photos.
I’ll start with the same viewpoint on the River Taw as I used in my earlier post. Here’s the river as it looks today, two years on,.

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.. and here are some other river views.

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Rock Park was donated to the town by William Rock in the 19th century, although Barnstaple had been here a long time before that, being one of four original burhs or boroughs.
This fact was marked with the erecting of the 930 – 1930 Millenary Stone (Borough of a thousand years)

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But for me it’s the trees that make the park such a pleasure to visit, especially at this time of year when the full range of colours and textures are on show.

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There is a shady tunnel beneath the trees,

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leading to the old iron railway bridge. The last train long having passed this way, it now serves as a way across the river on foot.

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And finally, at the far end of the park, a place for quiet reflection.

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Posted by on June 17, 2013 in Photography, Picture this.

 

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6 responses to “Picture this. Rock Park…

  1. Ron

    June 18, 2013 at 00:44

    Wonderful tour, Dale!

    I enjoy hearing and seeing the difference places that people live. That’s one the coolest things about blogging because you get to visit places all over the world through our blogs.

    And what an exquisite area you live.

    “…it’s the trees that make the park such a pleasure to visit, especially at this time of year when the full range of colours and textures are on show.”

    Yes, it would be for me as well. And I can only imagine how breathtaking they look in the fall, when all the leaves change color.

    That shot of the railway bridge is AWESOME. And I like that you did it in black and white.

     
    • dalecooper57

      June 18, 2013 at 05:37

      Well, thank you Ron. You really are too kind.

       
  2. flmabon

    June 18, 2013 at 10:16

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful enticing pictures!

     
  3. jerseylil

    June 20, 2013 at 21:04

    Beautiful photos, Dale. What a lovely place to walk and find quiet spots for reflection. I like those trees too.

     
    • dalecooper57

      June 20, 2013 at 21:22

      It Is one of my favorite places in the Barnstaple town area. Spent so much time there walking Karla.

       

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