Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Bows, Pergola and De La Warr Colonnade

Bows :- Serene, calm and very colourful. This is a shot of a few of the narrowboats moored up at the marina in Waterside, Peartree Bridge, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. I got lucky and managed to time everything without anyone being about so the boats were perfectly still along with the water.

Pergola :- Along with the ruins and house at Nymans there's also an extensive and vast set of gardens to explore. They were lovingly landscaped and created over three generations by the Messel family with the house sitting neatly in the middle. The large, long stone and wood 'Pergola' (a shaded walkway created by vertical posts / pillars that support cross-beams) is located at the southern end of the gradens. Nymans is run by the National Trust and is at Handcross near Haywards Heath in West Sussex.

De La Warr Colonnade :- Looking like it was shot on the Mediterranean coast this is actually the top section of the 'Colonnade' that's on the seafront in Bexhill, Sussex. It was constructed in the early 1900's and opened in 1911. It's now greatly overshadowed by the incredible 1935 built, Grade One listed, Art Deco and International Style De La Warr Pavilion that sits just behind it. Personally I think the two compliment each other very well and go hand in hand with reminding us how much more elegant things used to be.

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