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Threave Garden

Threave Garden lies just to the west of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway and are in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.

The gardens are lovely, well worth a visit.

Burn at Threave Gardens

Pond and Japanese bridge:-

Japanese Bridge + Pond

Japanese bridge (Threave House behind):-

Japanese Bridge

Japanese Bridge from approaches:-

Japanese Bridge, Threave Gardens

Cascade:-

cascade at Threave Gardens

I took a video of the cascade to get the full efefct:-

Cascade, Threave Gardens

Threave House. I believe this is used as administration offices, now:-

Threave House, Threave Gardens

Fuller view:-

Threave House, Fuller View

Bridges at Inverbervie

Inverbervie, in Aberdeenshire, has two bridges spanning the River Bervie.

New bridge and old bridge. Old bridge to right and below:-

Inverbervie New Bridge and Old Bridge

New bridge from start of old bridge:-

Inverbervie New Bridge

Panorama of new bridge from old bridge. The stitch doesn’t quite show the bridge’s bend:-

Panorama Inverbervie New Bridge

Old bridge from road. New bridge behind to left:-

Inverbervie Old Bridge from Road

Old bridge from new bridge:-

Inverbervie Old Bridge

Burn and Bridge, Maspin Glen, Falkland, Fife

Son of the Rock Acres backs on to a former estate whose ‘big house’ has been turned into a hotel. There are extensive woodland walks round the place even though most of it has long since been converted into a golf course. A burn, the Back Burn, flows through it and on through the town of Markinch before eventually joining the river Leven.

I’ve just realised I’ve not really posted any pictures from the estate mainly because the good lady tends to use them.

Anyway, not far away – about three miles – at the edge of the village of Falkland, lies another estate through which runs another burn, which possibly itself feeds into the Back Burn. A signpost at the bottom of the path points to Maspin Glen.

This is that burn:-

Burn at Maspin Glen, Falkland, Fife

And this is a bridge over it carrying one of the estate’s paths:-

Bridge Over Burn at Maspin Glen, Falkland, Fife

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

The Kessock Bridge carries the A9 over the Beauly Firth at Inverness.

I took the photos when we were up north in April last year. They were maybe taken from too close as the cable stay towers, if not the cables themselves, show up better on the photo in the link.

From east:-

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

From west. Slight distortion to photo as it’s a stitch of two:-

Kessock Bridge From West stitch

Copenhagen Waterfront

From Havnegade.

A Bridge:-

A Bridge, Copenhagen Waterfront

Another Bridge. (The Standard Restaurant is to left here):-

Another Bridge, Copenhagen

Old Warehouse:-

Old Warehouse, Copenhagen

Kendal

On the way back up from our Oswestry trip we stopped at Kendal in Cumbria, which lies in the valley of the River Kent.

This rather nice bridge straddles the river towards the town’s southern end:-

Bridge over River Kent, Kendal, Cumbria

Close by and just up from the river is Kendal Parish Church, Church of the Holy Trinity:-

Kendal Parish Church

This angled vie wshows the building off to good effect:-

Kendal Parish Church

Front view with clock tower:-

Kendal Parish Church and Tower

Workman Bridge, Evesham

There is a lovely bridge over the river Avon at Evesham, called the Workman Bridge after the mayor under whose auspices it was built.

Workman Bridge from banks of River Avon:-

Workman Bridge, Evesham

Roadway, Workman Bridge, looking towards Evesham centre. Belltower of Evesham Abbey to left:-

Roadway, Workman Bridge, Evesham

Weir Seen from Workman Bridge:-

Weir Seen from Workman Bridge, Evesham

I meant to put this photo of a war dead dedication in St Lawrence’s Church, Evesham, in my previous post. 2nd Lt Ernest Geoffrey Crisp, 15th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action in France 16/12/1915, aged 24:-

War Dead Dedication

Ironbridge, Bridge and War Memorial

I realised that we would be very near Ironbridge on our trip across England after the game at Oswestry and so couldn’t miss visiting the site of the first iconic construction of the Industrial Revolution.

The eponymous bridge is a beautiful shape. Imagine our disappointment when we found it swathed in plastic. It was undergoing repairs/refurbishment.

Iron Bridge at Ironbridge

So, I have walked over the iron bridge – pedestrian traffic was allowed – but have not actually seen it.

We’ll just need to go back another time.

Still, it wasn’t a completely wasted stop; there was an extensively stocked second-hand bookshop in the village itself near to the bridge and a pleasing War Memorial.

Ironbridge War Memorial

Wolrd War 2 Dedication. “The Church clock was illuminated as a memorial to the followimg men of Ironbridge who lost their lives during the 1939-1945 war”:-

World War 2 Dedication, Ironbridge War Memorial

From south. Great War Names:-

Irondridge War Memorial from South.

From North. Great War dedication. “In grateful and undying memory of the valiant men of Ironbridge who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1919. We thank God upon every remembrance of you.”

Ironbridge War Memorial from North

Three Forth Bridges

Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge and Forth Bridge:-

Panorama from Rosyth:-

Three Bridges Across the Forth

From east:-

Forth Bridges

Forth Bridge from the River

North span:-

Forth Bridge, North Span

Middle and south spans:-

Forth Bridge, Middle and South Spans

From below; taken from deck of SS Black Watch:-

Forth Bridge From Below

North Span from east. (Part of Forth Road Bridge and of Queensferry Crossing to left):-

Forth Bridge North Span from East

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