Friday, July 14, 2006

A little walk by the water

This calm looking lake is at a place called Tredegar House near Newport in the UK which is a 17th Century Charles II mansion set in 90 acres of park. It is a nice place to take a quiet evening stroll and watch the ducks, moorhens and coots paddle around on the water. Occassionally you can also see the large carp that reside in the lake and also catch sight of the squirrels playing in the trees and the rabbits hopping through the grass and hiding in the large rhododendron bushes as you pass by.

The mansion and grounds were once home to one of the great Welsh families, The Morgans, who helped establish Newport as an important trade centre at the time. Although it is a lovely place to visit, urbanisation has meant that the M4 runs alongside one of it's boundaries but it still has a very pleasant woodland walk and is akin to an oasis amongst all the hustle and bustle around it. Sometimes after a hard day at work it is nice to go somewhere to stretch your legs and get some fresh air while you unwind.

5 comments:

mar said...

What a quiet, lovely place! How nice you can go there after work, it looks wonderful, ahhhh!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is such a beautiful place! Gorgeus pictures, once again...What a lovely place to come at anytime but I can see how after work it is like a place of meditation...I would love to go there right now.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for the Good "power" wishes..(lol) So far, so good...but I am truly wary...one never knows when it will happen now...and I do not like that at all---especially in this heat!

Samantha said...

*booking airline tickets* dangit, thats it, I'm on me way to ya!! (jk I'm not a stalker LOL) It looks soooooooo peaceful and tranquil there!!

Manuel Tendero Gil said...

hola gracias por todo un saludo