Sunday, 23 August 2009

Buxton Tourist

Yesterday morning I left Joe with the dogs on Caxton and headed off to Buxton. Below, Brian Jarrett and Ghost his dog. We met Brian and Ghost as we were heading off to Whaley Bridge to catch the train.
Above, Whaley Bridge Station festooned with flowers.
A room in the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

Above, The Crescent built by the 5th Duke of Devonshire in the 1780's when 'taking the waters' was moving into the height of fashion.
Formal gardens and Pavillion.

A Brass Band raising funds in the High Street. The age range of band members was very wide and illustrated that 'northern bands' are alive and kicking.

The Thermal Baths above.
The Old Hall Hotel, rather posh...
The botanical Gardens once a place that the rich perambulated in and now full of 'riff-raff' like me... Below, The Opera House.
I did add some details bout Roman and Regency Bath but this crashed and I lost the lot so xcan I be asked to do it again, nay.


Anonymous said...

We have fond memories of an afternoon in Buxton - fascinating place. Did you see the stampede of locals bringing their containers to pick up their free water from the spring in the square?
We never would have visited these great British sights if it weren't for the boat....
Sue, Indigo Dream

Nb Caxton said...

Like you I found Buxton fascinating and beautiful. We are trying to make the most of our travelling lifestyle to see things, getting off of the line whenever possible.