These are the magnificent iron railings outside the Abbey Gardens in Winchester.
In 1890 they replaced the brick wall that surrounded the elegant 18th century Abbey House and Gardens.
The grounds were bought by Winchester City Council in 1890 and converted to a Public Pleasure Ground.
Abbey House is now the official residence of the Mayor.
The gates and railings were recently re-painted, so I知 glad I was able to record its former grottiness. I do, however, like the new gold paint that has been applied to the pointy bits.