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Prior Park, Bath

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Bath
24/08/15
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A Palladian Bridge in Prior Park, Bath
A visit to the National Trust garden, perched on a hillside overlooking Bath, was not the most inviting of locations on a very wet day. But we had travelled far & were not being put off by this inclement weather. It just rained and rained, but the National Trust staff were prepared and provided us with umbrellas to help us enjoy our garden tour.

A park of wandering paths, leading to good views over the city - well they would have been good, but for the rain pouring down the entire time. But turn a corner and view an elegant Palladian Bridge & this masterpiece brought inner sunshine - so sheltered under an umbrella held by my wife - I was able to take a variety of shots. I loved the setting, made all the more by the rain keeping others away, and leaving me with unhindered shots.

This Park was created in the 1700s by Ralph Allen - a local businessman - and we made a note to return on a day of better weather - as this was clearly a place to linger and enjoy.