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An autumn visit to Painshill Park

Painshill Park was looking so stunning at the weekend that I couldn't resist adding a quick blog to show you my pictures. 

Frustratingly, this was the one occasion I didn't take my Nikon SLR camera as it had just been raining and we all had our waterproofs on. However, when we arrived at about 2.30 the sun came out and there was a low mist that was incredibly atmospheric. 

So these pictures were taken with my phone - not too bad I thought. The autumn colours were beautiful, and the late afternoon shadows, and reflections in the Serpentine Lake, made for some nice, ad hoc pictures.

The image above shows the Five Arch Bridge with the Gothic Temple in the background, taken from the Turkish Tent.

The next image was taken from the Vineyard and looks out over the River Mole - my favourite view:

The last two images are of the Five Arch Bridge close-up - I love the reflections:-

and finally, another view to the Gothic Temple on our return back to the visitor centre:-

Painshill Park was created in the 1700's as a romantic landscape designed to stimulate the senses and emotions of the visitor. It is a typical example of an 18th-century English landscape park and was created by Charles Hamilton.

The 'English landscape garden' or park replaced the more formal, symmetrical style of gardening that had been popular in the previous century. This new fashion was characterised by lakes, rolling lawns, trees, Gothic follies and bridges, in a generally very natural style and laid out in such a way as to take the visitor on a journey around the garden.

I am a member of Painshill Park as we are lucky enough to live nearby, and it is so worth a visit - there is a tea room and shop and they allow dogs in the garden on short leads.

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Links: www.painshill.co.uk

Images: Harmony Green