I took a walk up Happy Valley last week while I was doing a recce for an Amazing Race I organised. Early morning and with no wind walking there was absolute bliss. Not a soul in sight, birds chirping and the cool air on my face. What a spot and so under-utilised. The lawns were … Continue reading Happy Valley figures
The centre piece fountain of the Pearson Conservatory in St George's Park was made by Andrew Handyside at the Duke Street Foundry "Britannia Iron Works" in Derby in the UK around the same year the Conservatory was built in 1882.
I took a walk through St George's Park a week or so ago and along the way I wondered how many people actually know how old St George's Park is.St George's Park was laid out and opened on 6 August 1861 to commemorate the visit of Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, to Port … Continue reading How old is St George’s Park?
I just can't get enough of the lines in the Pearson Conservatory in St George's Park. Great for photography.
A weekend or two ago we went for a photo shoot in St Georges Park. No, I don't mean I went to take photos in St Georges. In February the Damselfly gave me a voucher for a couples shoot with Champayne Creations for Valentines Day and we were in St Georges to have our photos taken. … Continue reading Garden stroll
At had a meeting with Nadine of Passing the Open Window, a fellow travel blogger, yesterday and got to take this photo from their balcony looking down the Baakens Valley towards the harbour. Nice!
Crossing the Kings Beach Park Lake on a Sunday morning on the way to the flea market
For the second time in a week I visited a park with a little monument and plaque while Geocaching. This time it was John Shelton Park in Humewood. So who was John Shelton? John Shelton was the Director of Parks for Port Elizabeth until his retirement in the late 1970's and played an important … Continue reading The park named after John Shelton
This morning a quick Geocaching outing took me to a small park in Fernglen where I found an equally small monument located to the one side of the park. The monument stated:IN MEMORY OF JOHN PARKIN1787 - 1856LEADER OF A PARTY OF SETTLERSFROM DEVON TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 1820,AND PROMINENT IN THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF PORT ELIZABETHTHE … Continue reading British Settler John Parkin’s farm
There are a number of giant Wild Fig Trees in and around St George's Park, all well over 100 years old. The one in the centre of the park next to the Pearson Conservatory must be one of my favorite trees around Port Elizabeth. I always marvel at it's size and love walking over the … Continue reading St George’s Wild Fig Trees