Dominion-Photography: Landscape

Showing posts with label Landscape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Landscape. Show all posts

Buxton - The Slopes

Saturday, January 25, 2020

A very cold and wet miserable winter morning turned into a slightly milder afternoon in Buxton, so the opportunity to capture (an apparent lifeless) area of the town couldn't be missed!

As I crossed the road and headed towards the steps (1st pic below) it struck me how quiet this locale was getting.
Eventually ascending the steps and eerily looking like some typical sci-fi or post-apocalyptic horror setting, the only real visible signs of life on 'The Slopes' in Buxton was some chap walking around with a camera!

Twelve stone urns on plinths were placed as part of Sir Jeffrey Wyatville's landscaping of The Slopes in 1818 (opposite John Carr's The Crescent) and later altered in 1859 by Sir Joseph Paxton.  

Note: The last eight photos were taken before commencement work on the Crescent building. 

Read more about John Carr (architect) LINK
Read More about The Slopes and Buxton via Historic England: LINK
Wikipedia - Buxton: LINK 


Buxton flurry

Renowned for its bleak winter weather, Buxton can actually look very picturesque and quaint after a light dusting.  In this instance,  within a few hours all traces of snow had gone.

I remember the winter of 2010 being pretty bad here but apparently 1947 in Buxton was branded 'the longest and harshest in the town's history'.

Buxton - Pavilion Gardens Park

Friday, January 24, 2020

Although it's winter, the local park has some really interesting things to see (and photograph), from trees looking like some kind of intricate nervous system silhouetted against the sky, to lonely park benches that have seen far better days and company.  

Indeed, Buxton's Pavilion Gardens park is truly a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy nature's beauty - for free.

In fact, for a summer family day out, there's plenty to see and do including a miniature Railway, play areas, nearby facilities / kiosk, bandstand and much more. 

Highly recommended.

Buxton - Pavilion Gardens

Initially shared on Twitter in 2019, reposted here a sample session, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton.

Derbyshire - Summer Day 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A Summer's day selection of photos of Chatsworth House, Cascade and gardens, Derbyshire.
Last photos near Turner's Memorial off the Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire.

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