Dave returned from a conference in Germany on Thursday a bit run down due to some sort of lurgy and with a full scale eczema outbreak because of it an lots of air conditioning. We spent the majority of Friday and Saturday doing lazy day things - internet, a bit of tidying, reading, watching things on telly, eating soup and sandwiches - and he woke up this morning feeling a good bit better and looking an awful lot less red!
We have two really nice parks a few streets away, which I am ashamed to say I haven't taken Dave to (other than for the fireworks) in the almost two years we have lived here. Today went for a wander for some fresh air.The first park full of families and kids doing egg hunts and having eater picnics, and the second - which has two ponds - had people in rowing boats, old gentlemen with remote control boats, and a variety of marine birds!
The land upon which Baxter Park sits was bought in 1861 by the Baxter family (mill owners) to be 'pleasure land' for the mill workers and people of the local area, designed by Joseph Paxton, and gifted to the people of Dundee in 1863. The family also built many of the tenements in the local area to provide low-rent housing for the families working in the mill, one of which we now live in.
|The more ornate and therefore quiet bit of the park, |
behind the Pavilion.
|My favourite bit of Baxter Park. |
Looks like you could find a secret garden, no?
|Swan and ducks|
|Row, row, row-your-boat|
|Seagulls taking off|
|remote control boat|
|Lo0k at the detail!|
|These nice gentleman let me take pictures of their boats!|