Neodigital Art | Update 23
This isn’t a great photo but it was intended as a picnic area and so looked interesting. Some idiot had lit a portable barbecue on top of the table provided and burnt it! There wasn’t that much of interest there.
Next stop was a park and I photographed the park lodge which as you can see is covered in red ivy and makes for an unusual picture. This is Dartmouth Park which was established in 1876 on land leased from the Earl of Dartmouth. I just read that the new pavilion is due to open in a couple of weeks, it didn’t look like it would be ready. It appears to be built from timber, considering two buildings in the park have been destroyed by fire in the past; I would have thought it would be wise to use bricks!
One of the first photographs I took with my camera was a line of park benches and I thought these would make an interesting picture. There is a memorial in the centre of the circle to the dead of world war one, but the edge was much more interesting.
In this picture, you can see the memorial and just see the benches going around the edge; I think you can see why I took a photo of the benches. I also took this photograph offset, rather than standing in the middle of the path for a more interesting picture.
Sandwell Valley Farm
From the park there are steps down to a car park and near there is Priory Wood, the site of a priory and a holy well; this picture is of one of the farm buildings. It’s open to the public and they have a farm shop. Sandwell valley is quite big and we saw walkers in an organised group with sticks to help them walk the trails through the park. I used photographs of Forge Mill farm in a previous blog and that’s close by. I have to admit I couldn’t walk any farther after I took this photograph and so a walk through Priory wood to the ponds and Swan pool was too much!
This entry was posted on 13, September 2011 by Mike10613. It was filed under NeoDigital Art and was tagged with Dartmouth park, Earl of Dartmouth, Image, neodigital, Neodigital Art is social and open to everyone, photograph, Sandwell, Sandwell Valley, Sandwell Valley Farm, The Earl of Dartmouth, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton.