Friday, 1 November 2013

Fountain at Walled Garden

Yesterday I said the Walled Garden at Bangor Castle Park would be closed until next spring however before we leave I would like to show you the fountain in the middle of the garden.  I took the first shot and the video at the end however Eileen found a creative mode on her camera and the other photographs are hers and I think they are brilliant.


The Ward family designed the Castle Park Walled Garden in the 1840s. It was never open to the public and was considered by many as a secret garden! 

 North Down Borough Council have restored this beautiful the Garden and it was officially opened as a visitor attraction in April 2009.



In 2009 the garden was awarded the 
Royal Horticultural Society Permanent Landscape Award for the UK.  

The site appears level however most people do not know that in fact the site is on a considerable slope, one corner being  3.3metres ( 11 feet) lower than its opposite corner. This meant that the fountain had to be constructed  level without reference to the actual ground contour otherwise the water would have flowed over one side and only partially filled the other!








You can access the video at

http://youtu.be/4EOT_494P1c




I hope you enjoyed both Eileen and my stills and video.

Many thanks for visiting today and I appreciated all the VERY kind and complimentary comments you left on my post yesterday.

32 comments:

  1. These images are wonderful Margaret... and it looks like a lovely place to visit.

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    1. HI Andrew Yes it is lovely. I am glad you enjoyed this post and thanks for comment.

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  2. Looks like an interesting place to visit- nice editing on the water shots- very cool!

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    1. HI Terri This was no editing done on the computer, the camera took all the photos that way. Glad you liked it as Eileen will be pleased. thanks for comment,

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    1. HI Kerri Glad you liked it as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment,

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  4. Brilliant artistic images Margaret.

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    1. HI Roy Glad you liked the fountain as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment,

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  5. Margaret, that looks like a very peaceful and calming place to sit and rest for a while. Being an ex engineer it's interesting to see the metalwork construction of the fountain. Do you know when it was made, not part of the original 1840's garden, I'm guessing?
    Eileen has captured some interesting and artistic shots there...[;o)

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    1. HI Trevor I tried to find out, before I put the post on who had made the sculpture however there was nothing on thee web that I could find but I will find out someday, someone here must know. Glad you liked it as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment,

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  6. Very cool photo techniques. I should experiment more.

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    1. HI Sharn Glad you liked the fountain as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment,

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  7. What a lovely fountain this is! Definitely looks like a fun place to go, and I really enjoyed those middle creative shots too! Pretty cool! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. HI Jeanne Glad you liked it as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment.

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  8. I like looking at the in camera filters. The two lareg find edges ones are very effective.

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    1. HI Adrain Glad you liked it as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment,

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  9. Very pretty. And I enjoyed Eileen's artsy approach to some of the pictures.

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    1. HI Linda Glad you liked it as Eileen will be pleased. Thanks for comment.

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    1. HI Tex Glad you liked the sculpture. Thanks for comment.

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  11. Beautiful images, Margaret! I love water fountains and this would be a wonderful place to visit.

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    1. HI Cheryl Glad you liked the fountain. Thanks for comment,

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  12. Love the artistic quality of these! Interesting history, too. :)

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  13. HI Gail Glad you liked the fountain as Eileen will be pleased and also the history. Thanks for comment,

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  14. I have never seen a fountain like this, and I love your edits on it. It looks like pure silver.

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  15. Dev'essere uno spettacolo questo giardino, si capisce dall'assaggio che ci hai dato. Buon weekend
    Emi

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  16. What a beautiful fountain. I love what you did to the photos.

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  17. Beautiful photos of the fountain… What a gorgeous fountain!!! I laughed since your photos of the water reminded me of my hubby's water photos… He loves taking all kinds of photos of water!!!!! Loved seeing yours!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  18. This is a beautiful fountain. Your friend Eileen's photograph are amazing -- simply stunning.

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  19. the fountain is beautiful and interesting concept re the slope

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  20. Great photos by both of you - the arty effects are very clever. Its amazing what you can achieve when you experiment :)

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