Parkitecture - Buildings and Monuments of Public Parks
With many visits to parks looking at bandstands in particular, I do come across many other features of beauty and rich in heritage. Such as? fountains, gates, lodges, bridges, memorials, clocks, sundials, aviaries, cafes, boat houses, railings, statues... even cannons.
So I thought it would be great to add a page as there are some beautiful structures out there. Worth a book on this alone? Yes of course and here it is
Congleton Park - this stunning Walter Macfarlane drinking fountain.
Walter Macfarlane as always leaves his mark
Beckenham Rec - Bromley, great gates and lodge is just superb.
Bedford Park - Bedford - gates dedicated from 1888
Bedford Park - lodge and gates. Lived in and loved.
Embankment Gardens, Bedford - bridge architecture
Victoria Park, Ilkeston - this rather grand pergola
Handsworth Park, Birmingham - a fabulous bandstand here but complemented by these lottery funded restored gates
Stanley Park, Blackpool, Thomas Mawson designed park with some stunning art deco/arts and crafts features within. Fountains, statues, clock tower, boating lake and cafe.
Great cafe or what
Lister Park, Bradford, another example of fine architecture
Moghul Gardens and the cafe and new boathouse
Queen's Park, Crewe, one of my favourite parks.
McDowall Steven shelter in Queen's Park
Victoria Park, Denton on Tameside