Sunday, 9 November 2008

By The Waters Of Leamington









I work in the town of Royal Leamington Spa, in Warwickshire, and spend a great deal of my time there. It is a small, attractive town which became famous for its waters in the nineteenth century when people would come to bathe in the the Pump Rooms, which are now preserved as a museum and the local lending library. The town has many fine Regency buildings, usually painted completely white with black doors and black, wrought iron railings. It has nice parks too, notably Jephson gardens and Victoria Park..
My advice is: don't drink the water! It tastes disgusting and it's health-giving properties have never been proved.

Directly across the road from the Pump Rooms are the Jephson Gardens...

The Hitchman Fountain

River Leam

The Mill Bridge
The Parish Church
And this strange sculpture opposite the church...
I still haven't worked out what it's meant to be...

2 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

it looks like an interesting town - great photography!

Pamela said...

Beautiful xx