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Preston Park: A Study


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After living in Brighton for almost 6 weeks I have grown comfortable in my neighbourhood which sits just outside the downtown core, marked by a huge railway underpass and defined by one of the largest parks in the city, Preston Park. I love this park. It takes me just three minutes to get to there from my house and there are so many nooks and crannies, tiny paths under overgrowth, blossoming plants, etc. Sometimes I just go there and lay in the sun, watching people playing football or kids smoking shisha. Every time I walk through the park I find something new.

Today I went to the park and found this walled garden:

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Past the walled garden and hidden behind flint walls is a 13th century church, St. Peter's:

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Here is a view of the south side of St. Peter's and its cemetery:

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One particularly overgrown headstone:

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In the middle of the park sits a Victorian clock tower with weird statues of children riding these iconic fish (they are the same fish statues that run along the Thames in London):

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On the other side of the park is the Rockery placed on a hill overlooking Preston Park proper. At first glance it looks quite small but winding paths twist behind what is immediately visible. In fact, it's one of the biggest city-owned rock gardens in Britain:

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There is also a small pond to cross with enormous fish from the carp/goldfish family (unseen) that nibble at the surface:

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Today in the sun it felt like summer had finally arrived.

Posted by broden 07:07 Archived in England Tagged living_abroad

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